Former Premier League striker Paulo Di Canio has warned Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to be careful or he might go the same way as Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.
Chelsea’s hopes of challenging for the Premier League title this season was dealt a major blow after Chelsea’s shock 2-1 loss at Wolves on Wednesday night.
Chelsea went ahead through Ruben Loftus-Cheek but goals from Raul Jimenez and Jota gave the hosts all three points.
Next up for Chelsea is Manchester City, who have won 13 of 15 Premier League games this season.
Di Canio said: “Chelsea? The opposite would have been better: a slow start and continuous growth.
“Now the path has almost stopped and there is an involution. For players like Hazard and Willian, it is also difficult to pass the opponent.
“There are many games in this period and the other teams do not give up anything. Sarri will have to be careful.
“On Saturday there is City and Chelsea will face them after a defeat.
“You can lose against City, but if there is another defeat, they might find themselves fifth.
“The risk is that many players feel the backlash and do not believe in the growth process.
“Many of these players are the same ones who had given up on Mourinho and Conte.
“They have no reason to give up the championship with Sarri because I see that they love him and follow him.
“However, I repeat that Sarri must clarify some points in the tactical and technical process because those up front hold the ball too much for his way of thinking about football.”