Chelsea manager is the odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job, with the Chelsea chiefs losing patience with Sarri’s poor results.
A run of bad results this year has seen Chelsea drop out of the top four, with the Blues currently sixth on the table. Chelsea have lost games in very bad circumstances and this has further added pressure to Sarri.
Chelsea’s performance in the defeat to Arsenal was so bad that the Blues couldn’t get a shot on target for the most part of the match. More embarrassing defeats followed against Bournemouth and Manchester City, and Chelsea struggled to put a foothold in these games. The loss to United was also poor as Chelsea got just two shots on target all game which both came in the 11th minute from a set piece. The team’s performance in the second-half was nonexistent as Chelsea held on to the ball for no reason.
Chelsea have been struggling to create chances and the team has been shipping in goals, but yet Sarri has refused to change things, sticking with the same tactics match after match, to the frustration of the Chelsea fans.
Chelsea fans voiced their displeasure at Sarri’s tactics during the loss to United at Stamford Bridge by chanting ‘f*** Sarri-ball’ and booing his substitutions. And Chelsea board members reportedly held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the future of the Italian.
Sarri reportedly has the next three games to save his job, and feelers coming out of the club tell that Chelsea are ready for the sack, with rumours claiming assistant manager Gianfranco Zola will handle the team until the end of the season.
The likes of Frank Lampard, Laurent Blanc and mostly Zinedine Zidane have been linked with the job, but former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman believes Arsene Wenger will do a good job at Chelsea.
“It looks like there could be a vacancy at Chelsea quite soon, depending on their next three games which are three big games for Chelsea,” Seaman said on talkSPORT.
“He’d be great there, I think. He’d be great anywhere, he’s a fantastic manager. Arsene always said he wouldn’t come back to the Premier League because of his love for Arsenal , that he wouldn’t feel right competing against Arsenal.
“But obviously time’s a healer and he could think, ‘I want to go back there and prove a few people wrong’.
“I would love to see him back, but I don’t think it would happen.”