They were aiming to rise above midtable mediocrity, but so far, they've only managed to collect a measly five points from their first six league matches. Their solitary victory came against newcomers Luton Town just before the international break.
Unlike last season, Chelsea doesn't have European football to deal with this time around, as they finished a disappointing 12th in the Premier League last year. Surprisingly, this single-minded focus on domestic competition hasn't seemed to do them many favors.
Despite these struggles, reports from Football Insider suggest that Chelsea isn't planning to give Pochettino the boot anytime soon. Both the manager and the club's leadership are well aware that the team's performances and results need to improve quickly if they want to achieve their goals this season.
The word on the street is that Chelsea still believes in Pochettino, the former Tottenham Hotspur boss, as someone who can get the team back to competing at the top of the Premier League on a regular basis.
Pochettino signed a two-year deal when he joined Chelsea in July, so he's got a contract with the club until the end of the 2025-26 season.
Chelsea's struggle to find the back of the net has been a key issue this season, with just five goals in six league matches. Players like Nicolas Jackson are still adjusting to English football, and the team has also been plagued by fitness problems, especially with Christopher Nkunku, who got injured in August after his £57 million move from RB Leipzig. The recent match against Aston Villa, where they failed to score and conceded a second-half goal from Ollie Watkins, extended Pochettino's winless streak to three matches in the Premier League.
Despite these early-season woes, there doesn't seem to be any panic at Stamford Bridge just yet, so Pochettino is likely to keep his job.
Chelsea's next chance to break their goal drought comes when they face high-flying Brighton & Hove Albion in the third round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.