Despite being away from Stamford Bridge this season, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is very much in the know of events happening at the club this season.
Despite a bright start to his career as Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri is under huge pressure to remain as Chelsea boss after humiliating defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City.
According to ESPN FC pundit and European football expert Julien Laurens, Abramovich wants evidence that results can improve under Sarri or the Italian would get sacked.
Just like Antonio Conte, winning the FA Cup or Carabao Cup won’t save Sarri from getting sacked as Abramovich wants clear evidence Sarri is taking the club in the right direction.
“I’m not sure it [winning the FA Cup] would be enough,” Laurens said.
“It was not enough for Antonio Conte, for example.
“Let’s not forget as well, before talking about if Sarri could get sacked, they have’t even sorted out, they’re going to go to court with Antonio Conte over the fee that they will pay him for him leaving and sacking him in the summer.
“That’s not even sorted out yet and already there could be another manager out of the door with which they will have to negotiate as well a fee for sacking him.
“It would be a bit of a mess, I don’t think an FA Cup would be enough.
“I think what the Chelsea fans want to see and the directors as well, Marina Granovskaia and Roman Abramovich, is to see if he can take that team forward. And so far we haven’t seen much improvement.
“Yes the start of the season was okay, they were playing good and we praised him for that.
“But since then they haven’t moved forward at all and there’s no improvement really.
“And if you lose your best player in the summer, which looks very, very likely in Eden Hazard, there’s not many chances that if Sarri’s still there, the team keeps improving.
“I think that’s the biggest issue.”