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


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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