Maurizio Sarri’s future at Chelsea is at risk as a dramatic drop in form and positive results across the winter period has left a number of his players concerned that his football philosophy is not getting the best out of the squad at his disposal.
Sunday’s humiliating 6-0 defeats at Mancity( the clubs heaviest defeat), has left the clubs management fuming. it means Chelsea has lost two of their last tree ahead of Thursday’s trip to Sweden.
Maurizio Sarri’s side have been targeted for an Europa league upset by thier fixture mates Malmo.
Malmo midfielder Oscar Lewicki hopes to pile on the pressure as he said ”You hope they will be a little easier to meet now that they have this form.
Chelsea’s players are understood to be unhappy with a rigid and automatic approach to training, with the manager’s drills designed to fast-track the group into understanding his methodology. There are also concerns over limitations of freedom of movement on the pitch.
Although Chelsea is still in three cup competitions, they have now won just two of their last six Premier League matches, they started last weekend in the Champions League places but have now fallen to sixth.
It is understood that Sarri has also divided his squad into two parts – a core group and a fringe group – as he attempts to speed up the process of educating the players he feels are best picking up his philosophy. As a result, several members of the team have been left feeling neglected.
The club’s owner, Roman Abramovich, has taken an increasingly hands-off approach this season, but Sarri is relying on the patience of a man who is very well known for having little of it.
Sarri held a meeting with his players on Monday and now under orders to improve Chelsea’s form.