The 6-0 defeat to Manchester City is a scoreline that Chelsea fans will forever be hoping to forget in a hurry. The Blues were embarrassed by Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday beyond measure, and this defeat came not too long after the embarrassing 4-0 loss away at Bournemouth.
Sarri-ball has been criticised by both fans and pundits, and Maurizio Sarri’s job is reportedly unsafe. The defeat to City is the worst defeat the club has recorded since 1991.
Chelsea fans will be hoping for the team to recover quickly and get back to winning ways, but Sarri saw several of his first team squad held to an embarrassing draw against the club’s youth team on Tuesday, just over 48 hours on from their humiliating defeat away at Manchester City.
According to The Times, the players who featured on Sunday were undertaking warm-down exercises in the gym while those who didn’t play, including the likes of Willian and Olivier Giroud, took part in a training match that ended in a 3-3 draw against the youth team.
Sarri reportedly held a 60-minute meeting with the players that were involved in the defeat against City at the weekend and he analysed the reasons for what went wrong in that defeat.
Sarri was surprised at the manner of the loss, especially given how well the team had prepared leading into the game.
Despite the 6-0 defeat to Manchester City, Sarri still insists that Sarri-ball can be a success at Chelsea.
Asked whether the humiliating loss to Manchester City and other recent losses to Bournemouth and Arsenal make him doubt his style of football can ever work at Chelsea, Sarri said: “No, because today I did not see my football.
“No, because at the beginning it worked so now we need only to understand the reason why at the moment it is not working.
“It is not easy. In the beginning we played better away than at home, now we play better at home than away, something has changed.
“At the moment I am not able to see the reason but I have to work for this, because my target is to play my football, it is not to change to another football. At the moment we are playing another football.”