Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Chelsea, has stated that despite Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling’s suspensions, his team is not sloppy.
This season, the Blues have been issued the most yellow cards of any team.
Last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Wolves resulted in the fifth bookings of the season for Palmer and Sterling.
Both players will now face an automatic one-game penalty, which means they will miss Wednesday’s match against Crystal Palace.
After being sent off earlier in the season, Chelsea has already seen suspensions for Conor Gallagher, Malo Gusto, and Reece James.
Nicolas Jackson, a summer acquisition, has already served two yellow cards of the season and is only two away from a 10-match sentence after previously serving a September suspension.
However, Pochettino responded, saying, “No, it’s representative that we play for Chelsea; you feel the pressure because we are in a big club.”
“You make a mistake when you’re angry and perhaps lack the experience of other teams.
Palmer is making his debut as a regular for us this season. It’s typical. The players are irritated, they want to win, and they care.
It’s not self-control. We must be better able to interpret the game’s circumstances.