Pochettino reacts as Sterling, Palmer banned for Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

 Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted his players are not indisciplined, following the suspensions of Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling.

The Blues are also the team with the most yellow cards this season.

Palmer and Sterling both picked up their fifth bookings of the campaign during their 2-1 defeat at Wolves last weekend.

The duo will now miss Wednesday’s game against Crystal Palace as they have to serve an automatic one-game ban.

Chelsea have already seen suspensions for Reece James, Malo Gusto and Conor Gallagher after being sent off earlier in the season.

Summer signing Nicolas Jackson is only two yellow cards short of 10 for the campaign and a further two-match ban, having also been suspended in September.

But Pochettino said: “No, it’s representative that we play for Chelsea, we are in a big club, you feel the pressure.

“When you are frustrated, and you don’t have maybe the experience of other teams, you make a mistake.

“Palmer is playing for us his first season as a regular. It’s normal. The players care, they want to win, they are frustrated.

“It’s not discipline. We need to have more the capacity to read the situation of the game.”