Date: 26th February 2024 at 5:59pm
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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino missed out on the chance to win his first trophy in English football as his side were beaten in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. 

The two sides had met in the 2022 final and, as was the case two years ago, once again played out a goalless draw in 90 minutes, sending the tie to extra time.

Despite the Blues’ relative dominance, Pochettino’s side missed a number of clear cut chances and they were left to rue wasted opportunities when Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk headed the Merseyside outfit ahead late on.

The result means that Chelsea have now lost six consecutive domestic cup finals, last winning the 2018 FA Cup final against Manchester United.

It is also a result that heaps pressure on Pochettino, however Football Insider claim that the Argentine will remain in his post until the end of the season at least.

Pochettino, 51, took charge of the Blues last summer after interim boss Frank Lampard departed, but his first season in West London hasn’t gone to plan so far.

Pochettino is under pressure to turn his side’s fortunes around

Despite spending big last summer, Chelsea sit 11th in the Premier League table and are in serious danger of missing out on European qualification for a second successive season.

Chelsea have won just ten of their 25 league games so far, and currently sit below both Wolves and West Ham United in the top flight standings.

It is claimed that the board still have faith in the former Tottenham Hotspur boss, though, and that there is no immediate risk of him being sacked.

The report suggests that the club’s owners are reluctant to dispose of another manager having sacked both Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter during the relatively short time that they have been in charge.

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