Sarri under pressure at Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri is coming under increasing pressure as Chelsea manager.
Chelsea have recently suffered several humiliating defeats including 4-0 and 6-0 losses vs Bournemouth and Manchester City.
The Blues have also dropped out of a Champions League spot and into 6th place after losing three of their last five league games.
Then, on Monday evening, Chelsea took on Manchester United in the 5th round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea lost 2-0 thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera.
Deschamps on Kante playing further forward
It was during the Chelsea-United game that fans began to turn on Sarri and chant things such as ‘f*** Sarri-ball’.
Sarri replaces Kovacic with Barkley and some #cfc fans respond with a chant of: “You don’t know what you’re doing.”
Now a louder chant of: “F*** Sarriball.”
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) 18 February 2019
Sarri’s tactic has been quite the issue since he came to Chelsea. One of the biggest reasons being his use of N’Golo Kante.
Sarri signed Jorginho from Napoli to help implement ‘Sarri-ball’ at Chelsea.
However, this meant moving Kante out of his favoured role and into a more advanced position.
But French boss Didier Deschamps believes Sarri’s use of Kante is good for the midfielder:
“It happens with other players too. I saw that his coach [Sarri] prefers to see him in a more offensive position because he has a player, Jorginho, who plays a bit deeper.
“N’Golo Kante is able to play in several positions. He is a modern player, a modern midfielder. When he is with me with the French team, he has great importance in a deeper position.
“He is very important defensively and in the organisation of the game. Each coach has his formation and a different vision, but I’m not worried about that.
“It’s actually a good thing that players are versatile and can play in different positions and formations.”As quoted by AS.