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EPL: An important victory – Pochettino on Chelsea’s 3-2 win at Nottingham

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has reflected on their 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Nicolas Jackson scored the winning goal after the hosts looked to have won it 2-1, thanks to Callum Hudson-Odoi’s strike.

There was a scene of jubilation at the Forest Ground, with the fans celebrating a confirmed spot in the Premier League.

But Raheem Sterling made it 2-2, before Jackson headed in Reece James’ cross.

Pochettino, speaking to BBC Match of the Day, said: “It was a difficult game, it’s always tough against a team who are doing a fantastic season.

“Today for them was a party because they started the game being sure they would be in the Premier League next year.

“We started controlling the game but conceded in a way we should never concede. The second half was tough but I think it’s an important victory for us.

“The most important thing is the three points but we didn’t really replicate the performance from previous games against Tottenham and West Ham.

“If you remember Sheffield United and Burnley, we have struggled against this type of team.

“I think today the players that came off the bench had a real impact.”

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