Chelsea boost despite Nottingham Forest defeat: Pochettino claims international break will recover ‘magician’

Mauricio Pochettino, the Chelsea manager looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Nottingham (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says the international break will give his team the rest they need and recover players that he needs to turn things around.

Chelsea lost at home for the first time under the Argentine manager and he admits he’d have wanted to go into the international break with a win but will use the time to recover injured players like Captain Reece James and Carney Chukwuemeka.

The Chelsea boss said: “We have four players. It will be useful to try to recover players. Nearly all of the squad will be away. I think it is going to be useful to be close to recovered players that can be added to the squad to be more competitive.”

The Blues dominated territories, created chances and lead possessions but could not juts put the ball at the back of the net- the Chelsea boss said he didn’t want to take credit off Nottingham Forest but his team needs to score goals if they wanted to win football matches.

He added: “That is a process that you need to think a little bit about to give time. I think today we create chances, we dominate the game but we were not clinical enough in the last third. We should score, if you want to win and we made on emistake and concede.

“Not frustrated but disappointed because in this process you need luck. I don’t want to take credit from Nottingham Forest. We were not clinical in both areas.”

Chelsea will now hope they can turn it around when they face Bournemouth away after the international break.