Mauricio Pochettino applauded the force of Chelsea’s attacker play in their 3-0 win over Luton and repeated that the club would possibly return to the transfer market if the right forward was available.
After a nervous first half, Pochettino’s newly energized team ripped into them late on to earn the manager his first win at Stamford Bridge. The visitors were looking for a first win at Stamford Bridge in 36 years, but they were no match for the team.
Raheem Authentic proceeded with his fine beginning to the season with two goals and a help for summer signing Nicolas Jackson, who opened his goal scoring represent the club.
The England forward’s difficult debut season in west London looked confined to history when he danced through Luton’s defense to open the scoring after 17 minutes, before settling Chelsea nerves with a sweetly taken second midway through the second half.
His assist for Jackson, nonchalantly driving over a low cross after collecting Enzo Fernandez’s clever ball forward, typified a new confidence that has marked early performances under Pochettino.
And the manager stated again that reinforcements, whilst welcome, would only be sought if the right profile of player can be found.
“It’s in the way that we love to work,” he said. “If the intensity in the Premier League, is not there, it’s difficult to win games. We matched the energy of Luton, and I think that was one of the keys, along with the quality to score goals and create chances.
“I don’t know about the past, I cannot talk about the past. Only we can talk about the present and the future, and the way we want this pressure and the challenge is to create a team with full energy but also with quality, to have the capacity to be competitive and challenge the big teams like Liverpool, Manchester City, and company.
“I’m very pleased because the performance was very solid, but that is only the first step. We need to work really hard to still improve, because I think we are so far from the way that we want to play. But I think we are in a very good place.
“Like happened last week when we lost against West Ham, it’s not going to change (our plans). We worked, and the result (against Luton) was positive.”