Stubborn Sarri refuses to budge on Chelsea tactics after 4-0 humiliation

Stubborn Sarri refuses to budge on Chelsea tactics after 4-0 humiliation

February 1, 2019

The Blues have suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats and the Italian has come under fire after his side's midweek battering at Bournemouth.

Chelsea fans flooded radio phone-ins and social media demanding Sarri ditches his trusted 4-3-3 formation with Jorginho in front of his four.

The Blues have won that he seen side win one in their last five in the league and are level on points with Arsenal with Manchester United breathing down their necks in sixth place.

The 60-year-old cited Jurgen Klopp who has been given time and money to turn things around at Anfield.

Ahead of Saturday’s must-win game at home to Huddersfield, he said: “The situation is very clear, English football is in the hands of these teams because they had a plan and they were patient.

"I want to remember that in the first season Klopp and Liverpool were in the middle of the table.

"I am a dreamer, I want to play my football."

"I don't want to change something that at the moment doesn't work very well. First of all, I want to see my football played very well, then we can go to change something.

"Everybody 10 years ago knew very well Barcelona, but Barcelona won everything because Barcelona played very well their football.

"First of all, I want to play very well my football. Then I can change."

After an excellent start to life in England unbeaten in his first 14 top-flight games, teams have started to suss out the ex-Napoli boss who admitted the Stamford Bridge gig is tougher than he first thought.

He added: “Probably, yes. But I knew very well it's very difficult because here the level is very high.

"It's very difficult because this team played another football (under predecessor Antonio Conte).

“It's very difficult because they won (playing) another football. So it's very difficult. We can do it I think."

After keeping his troops inside the Vitality dressing room for more than an hour after the Cherries humiliation, Sarri wants input from his player to help to the squad forward.

He continued: “I think my football is cooperation, so I have to speak to my players. I have to involve them in my football, more than we are doing at the moment.

"Probably we are doing something wrong, the staff and coach first of all. Probably I am not able to motivate them.

"It's a part of my job, of course. But I want first of all to change the mentality."

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