Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been urged to sort out his dressing room quickly or he might be in for trouble.
This is according to Premier League legend Alan Shearer.
“Maurizio Sarri claimed after Chelsea’s limp defeat to Arsenal that his players were not motivated,” Shearer told The Sun.
“But that is what the Blues boss is paid to do. It is the manager’s job to get those players to put in a shift.
“They didn’t do that in a London derby on Saturday, just like they didn’t when Tottenham beat them up in November.
“And while you have to look at the players, the Chelsea boss has to look at himself as well.
“It is looking very dodgy for Sarri and Chelsea at the moment.
“They are still fourth but Arsenal and Manchester United are breathing down their necks.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side seem unstoppable at the minute, they have huge belief back.
“And Arsenal are also only three points behind after that win on Saturday.
“And unless Sarri sorts out his dressing room pretty quickly, I see trouble ahead for Chelsea.”
Shearer also believes centre-forward isn’t Eden Hazard’s best position and insists Chelsea need a top striker.
“The loss also summed up why Sarri’s side are the lowest scorers in the Premier League’s top six, with 40 goals in 23 games,” Shearer added.
“They are crying out for a top striker and must hope that Gonzalo Higuain can make the difference.
“Because there is no way that centre-forward is Eden Hazard’s best position — and you can tell he does not enjoy playing there.
“The Belgian might offer you glimpses of brilliance there every now and again but you will not get the best out of him using him in that role.
“Hazard likes to have free rein, whether that’s coming in from the left or behind the front man.
“His greatest attribute is running and attacking defenders and he is not always going to be in the best position to do that as a centre-forward.
“Hazard is not a guy who is going to hold the ball up for you and bring people into the game.
“You can’t just knock it up to him and hope he is going to do something.
“So when Chelsea are in wide areas, they have to score the perfect goal because they cannot whip crosses in as they have nobody in the box to win headers.
“I couldn’t believe it took them until the 68th minute to introduce Olivier Giroud against Arsenal because they were desperate for some presence in the box.”