Chelsea are Premier League Summer Series Champions after winning two and drawing one of our three matches stateside, and Mauricio Pochettino is pleased with the progress of his side.
The Blues beat Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham, with a 1-1 draw with Newcastle sandwiched in between. Seven points out of a possible nine is a solid return, and our Argentine head coach agreed when he spoke post-match.
‘Always it is good to win, I am so pleased again with the performance and the work of the players from the start,’ Pochettino said.
‘It is a busy time but I think we are doing a good job, the players and the staff. It has been a busy four games in a very short period of time and now we play in Chicago against Dortmund and we need to continue.
‘We keep going and prepare the team to arrive in the best condition for the Premier League.’
Christopher Nkunku scored his third goal in Chelsea blue after he tapped home from close range to double our lead against Marco Silva’s side. Pochettino commented on the Frenchman’s performance, and combination with Nicolas Jackson.
‘Today I think we are happy with the performance and they can complement each other really well. Yes, of course, maybe we can add some different profile or different player who can help us, of course we are open.
‘I am so happy with both and we have younger like Mason today and Broja in the UK recovering from his procedure. We need to analyse now in the next weeks until the transfer window closes. We will take the best decision for the team,’ he added.
We are working hard to try to create this dynamic that will become natural and to share time together. I think the two help to know each other. It is good that they feel well, that they feel already part of the team and the group and they share a lot of time together.
‘It is important because you need to start the Premier League in a good condition knowing each other and try to fight for each other to create a real time that is prepared to go and face opponents like Liverpool, Man City and different teams like this.’