Mauricio Pochettino faces the challenge of evaluating his team’s performance after their recent triumph against Tottenham on Monday night. While the 4-1 victory might appear impressive, it was a hard-fought win against nine-man Spurs. Despite facing the previously unbeaten side, the prevailing sentiment is that there are areas that need refinement before the upcoming game on Sunday.
Looking ahead to the match against Manchester City, the Blues are bracing themselves for a demanding stretch of games. During the encounter with nine-man Spurs, Alex Disasi notably struggled, casting uncertainty on his position for the upcoming Sunday clash.
With Benoit Badiashile nearing full fitness, Pochettino might consider the Frenchman for his first Premier League start this season against the treble winners.
Badiashile’s recent performance in the League Cup, where he scored and played a crucial role in the win over Blackburn, adds weight to his candidacy.
A potential partnership with the seasoned Thiago Silva, who has consistently featured in every Premier League game this season, could provide the stability needed at the back. Silva’s impact and experience were pivotal on Monday night, earning praise from the manager.
Opting for a defensive duo of Silva and Badiashile seems optimal as the Blues prepare to face City on Sunday.