FA Cup: Chelsea expected to ‘sack Pochettino if they lose to Aston Villa’

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Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has said Chelsea will sack Mauricio Pochettino if they are dumped out of the FA Cup.

The Blues’ 4-2 home defeat to Wolved last Sunday leaves them in 11th place on the table.

Pochettino’s men are now closer to the relegation zone than a top-four spot.

However, Chelsea will be looking to get back on track, in their FA Cup fourth-round replay away to Aston Villa on Wednesday evening.

Berbatov believes Pochettino’s job is on the line ahead of their trip to Villa Park.

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“I wouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea sacked Mauricio Pochettino.

“The manager is always the first to go. Pochettino always tried to say that Chelsea was a long-term project, but in modern football, the owners of clubs don’t have that patience.

“If Chelsea lose the next game, I think Pochettino will get sacked,” Berbatov told Betfair.

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