We’re at an important phase of the season, and the remaining games of the campaign may determine if Chelsea’s season was actually good or bad.
The month of February started on a bad note for Maurizio Sarri’s side as the Blues lost heavily to Bournemouth and Manchester City 4-0 and 6-0 respectively.
Chelsea have picked up form since those defeats, and the Blues are yet to lose a game since then. As the season draws to a close, Sarri has now urged his players to be more consistent especially in the defensive phase.
“We are looking more consistent in terms of defensive solidity, first of all,” Sarri said ahead of the Everton clash. “We are conceding less than before. In this moment the most important thing for us is to be solid.
“We are more consistent with our results, but not at the moment with our performances, especially in the offensive phase. Sometimes we have played with very good quality in the offensive phase, sometimes not. Now we need to start in the offensive phase playing every match with the same ideas.
“At the moment we are not able to do this, because sometimes we are without movement without the ball, sometimes we didn’t attack balls in the box very well, and sometimes we didn’t attack spaces behind the line of the opponent very well. We need to have consistency in this.”
The Chelsea boss also urged Chelsea’s attackers to improve and admits he wants more movement from his players.
“Sometimes we’ve played with very good quality in the offensive phase, and sometimes not,” said Sarri.
“We started to defend in a very good way in the last month, I think. Now we need to start in the offensive phase to play every match with the same ideas.
“At the moment, we are not able to do this because, sometimes, we are without movement without the ball.
“Sometimes we didn’t put the ball into the box very well, or attack the spaces behind the opponents’ back-line very well.
“We need to have consistency on this.”