Mauricio Pochettino hints at change in Chelsea transfer strategy this summer

Mauricio Pochettino has hinted there could be a change in the club’s transfer policy this summer, and the Blues could sign more experienced players.

The 52 year old was critical of his players after they twice threw away the lead in the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United, and accused them of not being “mature enough.”

However, the Argentine has now admitted he needs to be more positive and cautious in his criticism as the Blues look to win the FA Cup and qualify for the Europa League or Conference League.

Chelsea’s transfer policy under Todd Boehly and Clearlake has been to sign the best young talent from around the world, but ahead of tonight’s game against Everton, Pochettino admitted the Blues could do with more experienced players.

“We can keep going in the same way with the policy to sign young players” , he said in quotes picked up by The Standard.

“But in the squad, we have Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Bettinelli. Maybe Marcus isn’t playing but he does a fantastic job helping the young guys.

“We have experienced players in the squad. It is not going against the project to have some players who are helping the young guys to perform, to be professional, and to understand what it means to be in the Premier League and to be at Chelsea.

Chelsea currently have the second youngest squad in the league behind Burnley but with 39 year old Thiago Silva likely to leave at the end of the season they will become the youngest.
Both fans and manager have been urging the club to add more experience in the summer and Pochettino admitted the club need to bring in some experience in the summer.
“We need to bring more young players and some experienced players. That is all about talking with the club, analysing, and deciding the strategy for next season. That is really important” , he added.
Chelsea take on Everton at Stamford Bridge this evening knowing they must win to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for European competition next season.
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