Only four teams have had more shots on goal than Chelsea, so Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping for good fortune against Brighton in the League Cup.
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Ben Chilwell will play against Brighton and Hove Albion in the League Cup on Wednesday night.
The former Leicester defender has started off the bench in the last two games, but he might return to the starting lineup against Brighton in the League Cup next round.
“I am so happy with Levi and the way he is playing,” Pochettino said ahead of the encounter at Chelsea’s training camp in Surrey. He demonstrates character and provides excellent balance to the team.
“I believe Chilly will be able to play, and I believe he will play tomorrow.” I believe that we were not using him in his greatest position since he was a winger, which was always the expectation and what we expected from him.
“That is why after we start to play with a winger like Mischa, when he recovered, our thought was to keep Levi in the position.”
Chelsea have only scored five league goals this season and three of them have come against newly promoted Luton Town. There is the need to score goals and improve performance across the team and the former PSG manager admits his only headache at the moment is how to get the team to put the ball at the back of the net.
“Yes,” he added. I realize we’re in Chelsea and have a lot to talk about, but I think this is a simple analysis. We’re playing well; we have too many good, very positive things going for us; it’s just that we’re not clinical in front of goal.
“That is what we need to work on in order to give our offensive players more confidence.” That is everyone’s obligation. I believe that we are positive based on all of the data. The issue is that scoring goals is the most essential thing.”
The Blues’ Saturday defeat to Aston Villa means they have had their worst start to a top-flight season since 1978.