Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is under pressure after Chelsea’s humiliating 4-0 loss at Bournemouth on Wednesday.
After an impressive start at Stamford Bridge in which the team went 18 games unbeaten, Chelsea have just two wins in our last five Premier League games and we have now dropped out of the top four.
According to The Times, the board will give Sarri time to turn things around but they haven’t been happy with some of the decisions the Italian has made.
The board are reportedly unhappy with Sarri’s use of Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi. Despite being Chelsea’s best player in pre-season, Hudson-Odoi is yet to start a Premier League game and was left out of the team for the loss at Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Chelsea want Hudson-Odoi to sign a new deal at the club amid interest from Bayern Munich but Sarri’s use of the 18-year-old winger could hurt Chelsea’s chances of keeping him beyond 2020.
The board are also not happy with Sarri’s decision to criticize his players publicly after poor results.
Sarri criticized the players following the 2-0 loss at Arsenal and 4-0 loss at Bournemouth, with the Italian saying the players have failed to learn the basics of his style of play.
“We are struggling, above all mentally. We had assumed that we learned a certain style of football, but the truth is we never did learn it and are paying the consequences,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.
“It was a good first half, but we conceded after the restart and then stopped being a team. We stopped attacking or defending as a team, we did everything individually.
“I don’t understand why that happened, because we had 45 minutes to go and could comfortably have turned the situation around if we’d kept our focus.
“Every now and then this team reacts in a way I cannot decipher, so that creates some uncertainty.
“Perhaps some of the steps were inevitable, but we need to understand why we have these mental black-outs and what we can do to stop them.”