Even though Thiago Silva did score a late consolation goal for Chelsea, Cunha scored two more goals in the second half to complete his hat-trick and cause more suffering for Chelsea.
Although Pochettino is under increasing pressure, Chelsea fans are quickly growing impatient with his key players.
Their chief source of annoyance is Raheem Sterling, who hasn’t looked well in a Chelsea uniform since arriving from Manchester City eighteen months ago in a £45 million transfer.
With 20 minutes remaining in the match on Sunday, Chelsea fans made it apparent that they expected much more from one of the team’s top paid players when the England international was replaced.
A sizable portion of the home crowd jeered Sterling as Pochettino pulled him off. He pulled his low drive wide of the goal earlier in the second half, missing a good opportunity to tie the score for his team.
Social media users were ready to voice their opinions about the negative response he got from his own followers.
“For club’s most paid player, he deserves that,” one fan wrote on X, while another stated, “He has been terrible.” We ought to boo him for sure.”
The four-time Premier League winner was called “insignificant” by one, and “He needs to leave my club
” by another.