Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has lauded the performance of his side in their EFL Cup win over League Two side AFC Wimbledon.

Chelsea had to come from behind to record a 2-1 win away from home against the lower-tier side after the latter took the lead in the 18th minute of the game.

However, strikes from Noni Madueke from the spot and another from Enzo Fernandez sealed victory for the Blues and saw them advance to the next stage of the competition.

While the London side may have had to grind through for the results, Pochettino was happy to see his side achieve the intended target while also praising the opposition.

“It was tough. That’s the beauty of the competition, of the cups. I think for the circumstances we have in the squad at the moment, many players that were involved today, I’m happy with the performance. Many players that made their debut here and it’s tough first time,” the Argentine said about the performance.

“Many positive things. Of course, we have a squad and players that were rested and were on the bench in case we needed. They were fresh to go into the game and of course to help the team achieve what we wanted.

“That’s the beauty of the competition for any club, (when you’re) a Premier League club it’s always difficult to play a team like this, that belongs to this level in League Two. Always the motivation and the desire. It wasn’t a penalty for me, (but) that is the beauty of the competition, these things can happen.”

Chelsea will face Brighton and Hove Albion in the next round of the competition.

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