Chelsea ‘need to grow up’ as team after Aston Villa defeat, says Pochettino

It hasn’t all been plain sailing for Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino this season (Reuters)

Mauricio Pochettino said his Chelsea players need to “grow up” as a team after they were beaten 1-0 at Stamford Bridge by Aston Villa to fall to their third loss of the season.

The game turned with the sending-off of Malo Gusto after 58 minutes when the score was still 0-0.

His challenge on Lucas Digne was late and caught the Villa defender on the ankle, and after a pitchside VAR review referee Jarred Gillett upgraded the initial yellow card to a red for dangerous play.

Pochettino refused to blame Gusto’s challenge for the defeat and instead suggested his squad needs to “grow up”.