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Chelsea chiefs standing by Pochettino

Chelsea are continuing to back Mauricio Pochettino to get them back on the right track.

The Stamford Bridge club are still in 12th position in the Premier League after nearly half a season.

A 2-0 defeat at Everton has put pressure on the 51-year-old, per

However, the Argentine has been backed by the club's decision makers to right the ship.

"It's about improving. We are talking after four, five months – 16 games – and it is about assessing," Pochettino said after the game on Merseyside.

"If we are not able to score today with all the chances we had... we have to score if we want to win the game. We want to be in a different position in the table.

"The team played well against a very difficult team like Everton. We were much better than them but you need to score. After the first half of the season, we need to check. That is the reality. If we are not receiving enough, maybe we need to do some movement.

"That is the thing to analyze with the sporting directors, to see if we can change this dynamic and improve in the second half of the season. We need to be more aggressive. Then it's a massive assessment and when the transfer window opens, we will see what we can do.

"I don't say if I am going to ask for more or less players. It's to see if the perception matches the reality. We are missing something. We need to improve our reality."

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