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sport news It's WRONG to pin Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final loss on Mauricio Pochettino... he ... trends now
sport news It's WRONG to pin Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final loss on Mauricio Pochettino... he ... trends now

sport news It's WRONG to pin Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final loss on Mauricio Pochettino... he ... trends now

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It was 1996, the last time Chelsea had gone two seasons without a trophy or finishing at least fourth. 

Glenn Hoddle departed at the end of that campaign, his club desperately disappointed when they failed to persuade him to stay after a sneaky approach by England.

Mauricio Pochettino faces a fight to win the same support at the end of the season when it is understood a review will take place, yet when his owners are picking over the carcass of this campaign, this FA Cup exit to Manchester City should not be held against the manager.

He should not be blamed for there being more waste at Wembley than your local tip. Tactically, he coached Chelsea to a win. 

It was the players whose inadequacy led to a loss which confirmed this will finish a stinker of a season for a club that have spent so lavishly in their pursuit of competitiveness.

Mauricio Pochettino was left to rue countless missed Chelsea chances as they lost to Man City

Mauricio Pochettino was left to rue countless missed Chelsea chances as they lost to Man City

Nicolas Jackson was among several Chelsea players who had an afternoon to forget as they were beaten in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley

Nicolas Jackson was among several Chelsea players who had an afternoon to forget as they were beaten in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley 

The Senegal international spurned multiple opportunities for the Blues at Wembley Stadium

The Senegal international spurned multiple opportunities for the Blues at Wembley Stadium

He missed this header from point-blank range as Chelsea looked to reach the FA Cup final

He missed this header from point-blank range as Chelsea looked to reach the FA Cup final

Just like Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp's kids in the Carabao Cup final, Manchester City's tired troops were there for the taking in this semi-final. 

More than enough chances were created but none were taken as Chelsea made it 344 minutes since they last scored a goal at Wembley.

The Nicolas Jackson one-on-one which

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