Chelsea players hold clear-the-air meeting

Chelsea players hold clear-the-air meeting

Chelsea players hold clear-the-air meeting

"For Chelsea it was a tough day".

Sarri only took over in the summer, having been recruited due to his exciting if trophy-less brand of football at Napoli.

'If we don't win our games, it doesn't matter what they do so that is the most important thing now'.

The Londoners crashed to their heaviest defeat since 1991 as the Premier League champions ran riot at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

He added in his post-match press conference: "Today I didn't see my football". At the beginning (of the season) it worked.

"I would think that when you think what [Kante] did a year ago, he was head and shoulders ahead of anyone else", Harris said. "I am anxious about my team", Sarri told a news conference. "You have to ask the club", he said.

Chelsea are making a nasty habit of breaking records for the wrong reasons under Maurizio Sarri, with time running out for the Italian to avoid becoming the latest coaching casualty at Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri does not believe his Chelsea players are capable of playing "Sarri-ball" and wants club bosses to back him in overhauling the squad, according to reports.

"What we are seeing from Chelsea now is very similar".

They are now 15 point adrift off leaders Manchester City and further slipped behind Manchester United and Arsenal who are in fourth and fifth position respectively.

It could even have been worse for Chelsea as Aguero missed a good early chance and also hit the bar.

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According to The Times, the defeat is the breaking point for Sarri and he is anxious he lacks the players required to implement his gameplan at Chelsea. His team was flying high in the league and looked like a lock for the top four, but recent results have been concerning.

Other names in the frame for the job are Gianfranco Zola, Jose Mourinho, Laurent Blanc and of course, Jose Mourinho who could potentially return for his third spell at the club.

"The lack of intensity from Chelsea is unbelievable".

Luiz Felipe Scolari and Andre Villas Boas were both sacked in their first seasons at Stamford Bridge and Sarri could follow.

"If the president [Roman Abramovich] calls, I'll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him".

Abramovich has previously kept his cards close to his chest before stepping in decisively to cut the manager adrift.

Carragher's criticism does make sense, with Chelsea often struggling to perform anywhere near their best levels on the road this season. As was the case when they signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea previous year, the fact that Hazard will be heading into the final 12 months of his contract means the European champions can expect to negotiate a knockdown price for the forward.

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