After Wolves fans began singing “You’re f***ing s***” in the 72nd minute, Chelsea’s responded in agreement, chanting “We’re f***ing s***”.
There were calls for former owner Roman Abramovich and old manager Jose Mourinho, as the team were booed off after their latest dismal defeat.
On another day of chaos at Chelsea that adds to the pressure on Pochettino, Thiago Silva’s wife, Belle, then called for “change” at the club.
Pochettino attempted to appease angry supporters by apologising after the game, saying things are “not good enough” and admitting that “nobody is safe” at Stamford Bridge.
Matheus Cunha’s hat-trick consigned Chelsea to a defeat that leaves them in the bottom half of the table and, with just 15 games to go, time is running out to salvage the situation.
Pochettino also called for fans, who have largely stuck with him so far, to keep backing his team and said he wants to “move on”. But many supporters are losing faith.
Chelsea continue to back Pochettino, who is not considered to be under immediate threat of losing his job. But the same was said last season of Graham Potter, who was told his position was not under threat until he was sacked last April.
Co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali are now on their fifth manager in 18 months, and another change would be another admission of failure on their part.
Pochettino needs to find answers, though — and quickly. He is nowhere near getting the best out of a squad assembled for £1billion.
Whatever you make of the club’s transfer strategy and whether that figure reflects the quality of the squad, Chelsea should not be closer to the relegation zone than the Champions League places.
It raises the question of whether these players are good enough or if they are being set up to fail.
Wolves’s midfield dominated £200million duo Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez; Christopher Nkunku was anonymous; Raheem Sterling was wasteful and booed off when he was substituted; and the entire back four was wide open. Chelsea looked paralysed by fear, and most of the Wolves goals came as the home side carelessly lost possession in dangerous areas.
"It raises the question of whether these players are good enough or if they are being set up to fail"
Week-in, week-out, Chelsea look incapable of matching the aggression of opponents who exploit the fragility of their young group. Whenever they attempt to battle, they cross the line and have picked up the most bookings in the Premier League this season.
Chelsea also lost 4-1 at Liverpool last week and the Carabao Cup Final against the same opponents at the end of the month could now define their season.
There has been little sign of progress since the change of ownership in 2023. Chelsea’s owners and co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley also face scrutiny, having so far failed with their innovative vision for a club used to success.
But, having signed just a two-year contract last summer, Pochettino is the easiest change to make. The situation is just about salvageable, but he must rapidly improve performances.
Pochettino will not want talk of his future to overshadow preparations for Wembley, but is under pressure to get Chelsea out of their current negative spiral.