Maurizio Sarri has twice complained about the team’s inability to play his brand of football, which has been nicknamed Sarri-ball.
Sarri was tasked with changing Chelsea’s style of play from a defensive approach to a more attacking style of play. Sarri made Napoli play one of the best football teams in Europe during his time in Naples.
Although, Chelsea started the season beautifully, the Blues have been struggling in recent months but showed glimpses of what Sarri-ball is all about in the 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Sarri had complained that Chelsea players are too used to counterattacking which is why they are struggling to play Sarri-ball, and former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has told the Italian to sell six players at the end of the season.
Collymore in his Daily Mirror column listed players that should be sold including Eden Hazard and said that that the likes of Hazard, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian, David Luiz and Olivier Giroud should be sold this summer.
”Eden Hazard needs to leave Stamford Bridge – to rid Chelsea of its toxic dressing room. Nothing against the Belgian who I rate one of the best in the world, but it’s time for the club to cash in.
“Losing a player like Hazard would leave a massive hole. But £150 million is good business for a 27-year-old,” he wrote.
Eden Hazard’s Chelsea contract will expire in the summer of 2020 and the Belgian is yet to sign a contract extension with the club.
Chelsea are desperate to keep Hazard and are prepared to pay him in excess of £300,000 per week but it is believed Hazard would like a move to Real Madrid.
Back in December, Sarri made it clear that it’s time for Hazard’s future to be solved.
Asked if he will sit down with Hazard to thrash out his future, Sarri said: “I don’t know but I think it is time to decide.
“I have not the power to do this. I am the coach. I am not the president and not in charge of the market. I only speak to him about the position on the pitch. I think we have to solve the problem if we want to programme the future.”