Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has backed Chelsea to bounce back from our recent disappointing defeats and to be back in the hunt for silverware this season.
The Spaniard left the club for Monaco in January, and he has been keeping an eye on his former club. The 31-year-old has revealed that he was surprised by our recent heavy losses at Bournemouth and Manchester City but still strongly believes that we can win trophies in our current campaign.
“These things happen,” said Fabregas in an interview with CNN. “It’s a shame really because it’s difficult to experience 4-0 defeats, 6-0 defeats.
“It does (surprise me) because I never experienced that at Chelsea in my five years. This is a good team, though, and I believe in them.
“I’m sure they can still win titles this year. 100 per cent I believe that, so they just need to put things together because now is the right time to do it. Nothing is lost.
“They can still fight for many things and have to make sure that they don’t regret it at the end.”
Chelsea’s bad run of form has put Maurizio Sarri under considerable high pressure, and senior figures at the club held a crisis meeting to discuss Sarri’s future following the defeat to Manchester United.
Reports from their meeting claim assistant manager Gianfranco Zola is being lined up as a potential caretaker boss until the summer, with Sarri given an ultimatum to turn things around in the next three games.
Sarri has revealed that he wants to be Chelsea manager for a very long time and has admitted it will be difficult to win all the coming games.
“It is very difficult to think we are able to win three or four in a row, but in football everything can change in one day,” he said.
“I think we need a good performance and result and then with more confidence we can. ‘I have to think I will be Chelsea manager for a long time or I cannot work.
“I am not sure but I must think this and want to work with a long-term target.”