Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is under pressure after a series of poor results which have seen the Blues drop out of the top four.
Many Chelsea fans have called for the Italian to be sacked but Italy legend Alessandro Del Piero insists Sarri deserves time and needs more players to implement his style at Chelsea.
While urging Chelsea to give Sarri time, Del Piero also believes Sarri might need to adjust his tactics.
“Sarri is a great coach because his teams play so good, but in order to reach that level you need time,” Del Piero said, according to Daily Mail.
“You need good understanding between coach, players, club. It is teamwork.
“From my point of view I suggest, of course, to give him time.
“And when you have a coach that has a clear idea and schematics and understanding of the game in one way specifically, it is definitely easier if he has his own players to show what he wants.
“And to show the game he wants to show.
“This is the answer at the end of the day. He has Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho.
“But that’s it. It is not a lot. Some coaches they bought five, six, seven players.”
Del Piero added: “I am not there day by day so maybe there is some stuff they need to change daily, because I know how usually he works. It is pretty tough, it is time on the field, and strict.
“Maybe sometimes with the mentality you need to adjust, find another way to do things.
“But Chelsea showed already great games and performances at the start of the season.
“The last month was up and down, it wasn’t the best, definitely. But they have organisation, they have players to re-start winning every game.”