All eyes are now on Chelsea after Sunday’s humiliating 6-0 loss at Manchester City.
Following the loss at Manchester City, the Blues are now sixth. Our top four hopes is now in the balance with resurgent Manchester United now fourth.
Sarri-ball demands the team press aggressively from the front and according to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, Chelsea attackers including Eden Hazard aren’t willing to press and this has made it difficult for Sarri-ball to succeed at Chelsea.
Carragher believes Chelsea’s attack is too old to press teams aggressively from the front.
“There was talk yesterday [Sunday] at the start of the game that Sarri wanted to press high and be aggressive,” Carragher said.
“That’s part of this ‘Sarri-ball’, he presses from the front.
“There’s nothing wrong with that, almost all the top teams in world football do that now.
“[But] he hasn’t got the players to do it.
“His front three, he’s got Hazard who’s 28, you’ve got [Olivier] Giroud over 30, Pedro’s over 30, Willian’s over 30, [Gonzalo] Higuain’s 31.
“They can’t do it.”
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore also believes Hazard should be allowed to leave the club as he doesn’t think Chelsea should build the team around the Belgian.
According to Collymore, Chelsea should build a team around Callum Hudson-Odoi, N’Golo Kante, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta.
“If they were to get rid of him, they would deserve everything that came their way in the next few years,” Collymore in The Mirror.
“What the Blues hierarchy should instead be saying is that Sarri has their backing and that they will help him build the squad he wants over the next couple of years.
“They should then put an embargo on any youngster leaving the club and make sure their academy is the bedrock of everything the club does next.
“If they have any sense they will be asking loan manager Eddie Newton to give them the names of the 10 most promising youngsters on their books, because along with Callum Hudson-Odoi they’d have almost half of a very good squad right there.
“I’d blend them in with N’Golo Kante, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta, who all deserve to stay, as well as Gonzalo Higuain, assuming he wants to.
“But beyond those five I can’t think of anyone else I’d want to keep, which is a damning indictment on the rest.”