Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino calls out two of his own players after Palace win


Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Noni Madueke and Levi Colwill that he needs more ‘fight’ from the pair. The Argentine has been left frustrated after feeling his team are too nice in Premier League games.

Madueke came off the bench to score the winning penalty in a 2-1 victory against Palace. The winger has struggled for game time this season and has been warned by his head coach to stop complaining and fight for his place.

Pochettino told Amazon Prime: “I was talking to Madueke and Colwill and we need to realise that we are Chelsea and have a great history. The pressure is to win. We have nice players. But you need to fight.

“We play Palace and you need to fight. Sometimes we miss a little bit this characteristic. A team is always up and down, but we need to realise the Premier League is a step up.

“We need an impact from the bench to go and fight. The players need to come from the bench and they can’t complain and say, ‘Oh I want more game time’.”


We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

For the latest news and breaking news visit: Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow us on Twitter @dexpress_sport - the official Daily Express & Twitter account - providing real news in real time.

We're also on Facebook @dailyexpresssport - offering your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day to like, comment and share from the Daily Express, Sunday Express and

Adblock test (Why?)