Chelsea have won back-to-back Premier League games, which has now boosted the club’s chances of a top four finish as the Blues defeated Brighton 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
While the win against Brighton was an easy one, Chelsea had to beat Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City in controversial circumstances as Cesar Azpilicueta scored a clear offside goal to equalise for Chelsea, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored the winner late in the game to give Chelsea the win much to the fury of Warnock.
Chelsea fans were tired of what they had seen even before half-time against Cardiff and there were chants of “f**k Sarri-ball” and “we want Sarri out” from the fans as the Blues put in another slow and uninspired performance away at the Cardiff City Stadium.
After the Cardiff game, Sarri revealed that the fans let down the players by choosing to chant about him rather than getting behind the team who were in search of a win.
“I have been on the pitch for the last 45 years. I was really disappointed for my players because they were fighting,” Sarri told reporters after the game when asked about the chants.
“Maybe it was better to wait until the end of the match. I can understand. Unfortunately I am getting used to this. I need to work in order to change their opinion.”
However, there was a more positive atmosphere from the fans against Brighton, and Sarri was pleased with the fans and said “thank you” after the game.
Sarri said in his press conference: “The atmosphere in Stamford Bridge was wonderful today. The fans helped the players for 90 minutes. It’s easier when you win 3-0, but the atmosphere was wonderful and we have to say thank you to our fans for that.”