Chelsea players expect Sarri to be sacked next week if they flop against Man City in the Carabao Cup final

Chelsea players expect Sarri to be sacked next week if they flop against Man City in the Carabao Cup final

February 20, 2019

Both the players and manager expect him to be sacked if they suffer another humiliation against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.

The Blues boss has been on the brink since they were stuffed 6-0 by City in the Premier League at the Etihad ten days ago.

And the Italian lost more dressing-room and boardroom support — plus the fans — with Monday’s 2-0 home defeat in the FA Cup to Manchester United.

Chelsea top brass will act if they suffer a big defeat at Wembley.

Sarri is also preparing for the last-32 Europa League clash at home to Malmo today.

They lead 2-1 from the first leg but a slow start in front of a small crowd could create another toxic atmosphere.

Sarri, 60, faced the pressure of Chelsea’s volatile fans turning on him during the United game.

They sang “f*** Sarri-ball” and “sacked in the morning” for long periods of a dispiriting second half.

He has admitted he cannot motivate his players and his methodical playing approach has frustrated a dressing-room full of stars.

Zinedine Zidane is wanted by some of the Chelsea board but they face a battle to convince the former Real Madrid boss, who won the Champions League in his last three seasons to take on such a massive project.

Blues players believe Sarri could be sacked next week with another huge game on the horizon against Tottenham in the Premier League.

Defeat there would see them fall 16 points off third-placed Spurs, if they beat Burnley on Saturday.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's clash against Malmo, Sarri said: "It is very difficult to think we are able to win three or four in a row, but in football everything can change in one day.

"I think we need a good performance and result and then with more confidence we can.

"I have to think I will be Chelsea manager for a long time or I cannot work.

"I am not sure but I must think this and want to work with a long-term target."

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