Sarri anxious as Chelsea are hit for six by City

Sarri anxious as Chelsea are hit for six by City

Sarri anxious as Chelsea are hit for six by City

Chelsea's 6-0 humiliation at Manchester City has led to suggestions Sarri's days could be numbered at Stamford Bridge, and should they sack the Italian, Zola would likely assume the role on an interim basis until the end of the season...

The champions reclaimed top spot in the Premier League on Sunday with a sensational 6-0 hammering of Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium sparked by Raheem Sterling's fourth-minute opener.

Chelsea face Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League before the month is out, games in which the board will expect to see reasons for optimism. "Chelsea are certainly a club I respect, and have a manager I respect", said the Derby County manager. I am anxious about my team.

"I am anxious about the performance, but my job is always at risk". "You have to ask the club".

City have now scored 33 goals in their last five home games in all competitions and have a chance of lifting their first silverware of the season when they face Chelsea again at Wembley in the League Cup final on February 24. We need to understand why at the moment it isn't working.

It would take an incredible turnaround for Maurizio Sarri's side to pick themselves up and beat City at Wembley to claim the first domestic trophy of the season.

However, in Sarri's defence, the repeated churn of managers at Chelsea points to a bigger problem than just the manager's tactics. "We wanted to press them at the beginning of the action but the plan was completely ruined because we concede after three minutes".

City and Liverpool are both on 65 points with City having the better goal difference although they have played one more game than their rivals.

Leicester have lost four of their last five league games, increasing the pressure on under-fire boss Claude Puel.

In a Premier League title race that is extremely close, Manchester City were looking to stay close to Liverpool in the standings.

Sarri has also divided his squad into two parts - a core group and a fringe group - as he attempts to speed up the process of educating the players he feels are best picking up his philosophy. "We've got a lot to learn from this, and hopefully we will not repeat the same mistakes in the future".

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