Chelsea 'lack solidity' according to Mauricio Pochettino following Sheffield United draw

Pochettino’s side is now on a seven-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino was not impressed with his squad’s performance against Sheffield United. He feels that his players are struggling to find a balance between defence and attack.

The West London club were playing against Sheffield United and they failed to replicate their previous Man United show. They scored two goals in the final minutes to beat Man United 4-3.

Chelsea were going ahead in the game with the help of the strokes from Thiago Silva and Noni Madueke. Oli McBurnie spoled the party and scored the equaliser in the 93rd minute.

Chelsea are now on a seven-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League with 12 points to their name but they are without a clean sheet in nine fixtures. Pochettino’s men have conceded at least twice in the most recent five matches.

While talking to reporters, as quoted by, the Argentine said: “Very frustrating because we conceded in the first-half after we scored. Then you concede in the last few minutes, you always feel very disappointed and frustrated.

“I want to say the draw is a fair result. Even if we control and have possession, we didn’t create enough. We didn’t show the capacity to be solid and be strong. That is the painful situation.”

He added: “The first part of the season we were a little bit more solid but were not creating as much. Now we are scoring much but conceding more. It’s difficult to find the balance. We tried adapting the situation with different players and different situations on the pitch.

“The team is not showing in the last few months the capacity to be solid. We score goals but we are conceding and that is why they punish us.”

Chelsea are now sitting at ninth position in the Premier League standings, five points behind of sixth-placed Manchester United with a game in hand.

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