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The five biggest jobs facing Mauricio Pochettino as he begins work at Chelsea

"What we can promise is to work hard and defend this shirt until the end. We are going to try do everything for them to feel proud and to show that we really, really care. That is what we can promise." Those were the words of Mauricio Pochettino on Monday as he officially began work as head coach of Chelsea Football Club.

Evidently he is under no illusions as to the scale of the task facing him, as the squad enters the final stages of a 12-month overhaul. There will be no honeymoon period, either, as the Argentine gets straight down to work in what is a pivotal pre-season for the club as it searches for an identity and fresh impetus after an unprecedented clear-out.

Below, GOAL runs through the five biggest jobs facing Pochettino as he starts work in west London...

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