Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says sorry after Man City rout

Chelsea ship four first half goals against Manchester City in the Premier League Maurizio Sarri looked dumbstruck by his side’s terrible performance
Rita Gibson | 11 February, 2019, 17:39

In the past week City have beaten Arsenal at home and Everton away before taking Maurizio Sarri's side to pieces with four goals in the opening 25 minutes. Now we play better at home than away.

Sarri's tight rope is fraying game-by-game and the football philosopher admitted he did not have all the answers to the team's problems in a post-match interview at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City regained their spot atop the Premier League table by inflicting Chelsea's heaviest ever defeat in the competition. It's something that we need to do.

"Something is changing. At the moment I am not able to see the reason but I have to work for this because my target is to play my football, not to change another football because at the moment we are playing another football".

'Then I need to carry on, think about the team and try to score goals. "I have no idea at the moment".

Although Aguero headed against the crossbar early in the second half, he only had to wait until the 56th to seal his 15th City hat trick _ and a record-equaling 11th in the Premier League with Alan Shearer.

At the end Sarri failed to shake Guardiola's hand.

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It was the largest comeback in the National Basketball Association in the last two seasons and the largest in Clippers history. This is what we're going with. "It's unacceptable what we did tonight for a team of our caliber".

"But people don't understand how hard it is to do something - my first year was hard too". "My first season here was hard. It needs time, it only depends on the belief of the owners and the people in charge".

Asked if this defeat made him fear that his style of football can not work at Chelsea, Sarri replied: "No, because today I didn't see my football". "I'll go to say hello to him later, it was by chance".

While there is no doubting our chief football writer that this display was one of the most impressive, the line got us thinking about just what was the best outing from the top flight. I wanted to go to the dressing room and didn't see him.

Chelsea have lost three of their last six Premier League games, all away from home, meaning they sit outside of the top four, a point behind Manchester United.

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.

"Some players have privately started to complain that everything is "too tactical" and that there is now an overload of instructions that they can't keep up with". With a cleverly taken free kick down the right, Kevin De Bruyne released Bernardo Silva, who cut back for Sterling to strike into the net.

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