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Mauricio Pochettino explains why Chelsea misplaced to Man Metropolis in FA Cup semi-final


Mauricio Pochettino feels Chelsea lacked the medical edge wanted to beat Manchester Metropolis of their FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Neither Metropolis or Chelsea showcased their best type at Wembley, however true to Pep Guardiola’s management the previous managed to discover a method, with Bernardo Silva’s purpose within the 84th minute sealing a 1-0 victory and a spot within the ultimate.

Chelsea’s most promising alternatives arose by Senegalese ahead Nicolas Jackson, however he was unable to transform any of them, a lot to the frustration of the membership’s supporters across the floor and workers within the dugout.

Prime scorer Cole Palmer, in the meantime, carried out admirably and was unfortunate to not have earned his facet a penalty when his free-kick struck the arm of Jack Grealish.

Cole Palmer, Nicolas Jackson

Chelsea could not discover a method by / Catherine Ivill – AMA/GettyImages

Chatting with BBC Sport at full-time, Pochettino stated: “I feel within the recreation we have been a little bit bit higher and deserved extra, however it’s not about deserving it, it’s about being medical and we weren’t right now.

“We conceded in a second you shouldn’t concede. We weren’t able to being medical in entrance of purpose, we had many possibilities however we didn’t rating.

“On Monday we scored six [against Everton] however right now we weren’t able to scoring even with having possibly extra possibilities and extra clear possibilities to attain.

“At this time we have been enjoying an excellent crew in Manchester Metropolis. It wasn’t simple however we have been able to enjoying an excellent recreation, competing rather well. Wanting ahead we wish to construct on this, generally you’ve got these types of video games in your journey and the essential factor is to take the positives from it.”

Up subsequent for Chelsea is a go to to the Emirates Stadium to tackle the high-flying Arsenal. Securing a victory wouldn’t solely dent the Gunners’ title aspirations but additionally improve the Blues’ prospects of qualifying for Europe.

“The main target is on the sport subsequent Tuesday, there may be not too many video games to get well and it’ll be one other powerful recreation,” Pochettino added.

“After all we have to win in a optimistic method to attempt to win extra league video games and get near the place of being in Europe.”