# Mauricio Pochettino Disappointed with Chelsea’s Full-Backs in Goalless Draw Against Bournemouth
Chelsea were forced to settle for a goalless draw against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, and manager Mauricio Pochettino was not pleased with the performance of his full-backs. The Blues had a number of presentable opportunities to break the deadlock but were denied by two tremendous saves from Robert Sanchez.
Pochettino was keen to stress the positives from the game, but admitted he was disappointed with the performances of Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto, as well as Ben Chilwell who came on as a late substitite. He said: ‘One thing I am disappointed is they [the full-backs] try to go forward too much and create confusion to the offensive players and give the opponent chances to get chances.’
The result leaves Chelsea in eighth place in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Manchester United. It was a frustrating afternoon for the Blues, who failed to make the most of their chances and were left to rue what could have been.
The draw was also a blow for Bournemouth, who remain rooted to the bottom of the table with just one win from their opening nine games. Manager Andoni Iraola will be hoping his side can turn things around in the coming weeks and start climbing up the table.
Chelsea will now turn their attention to their midweek Champions League clash against Sevilla, where they will be looking to build on their impressive start to the competition. They currently sit top of Group E with seven points from three games, and will be hoping to extend their lead with a win on Wednesday.
Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping his side can put in a better performance than they did against Bournemouth, and will be looking for his full-backs to provide more support going forward. It remains to be seen whether they can do that and help the Blues secure a much-needed win in Europe.
It has been a difficult start to the season for Chelsea, but they remain firmly in contention for a top-four finish. They have been inconsistent so far, but if they can find some consistency in the coming weeks then they could be in with a chance of challenging for a Champions League spot.
The Blues will be hoping for a better result against Sevilla on Wednesday, and will be looking for their full-backs to provide more support going forward. If they can do that then they could be in with a chance of getting back to winning ways in Europe.