Despite Chelsea’s recent struggles, Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola insists Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri won’t change Sarri-ball as he believes in his possession-based style of football but revealed Sarri is making some adjustment to Sarri-ball as he seeks to adapt to the Premier League.
Chelsea have dropped to sixth in the Premier League after the humiliating 6-0 loss to Manchester City and it is believed another embarrassing defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup could spell the end of the Italian as Chelsea boss.
“There are questions about what we’re doing, a lot of doubts,” Zola said.
“We are trying to adapt to the league – we are adapting but we don’t change what we believe is good for this club because otherwise we are nothing.”
Asked if maybe Sarri could change his methods, Zola said: “How do people know we are not making changes?
“We are adjusting things. You have to understand that this is the Premier League.
“We adjust without changing where we want to go.
“The direction is always the same.”
Chelsea’s backline are terribly exposed with Jorginho playing in front of the defence but Sarri has continued to use the Italian international in that role when Chelsea have N’Golo Kante, the best defensive midfielder in the world.