Why Chelsea should keep Maurizio Sarri after Man City – Gary Neville

Man City 6 – Chelsea 0

Man City were incredible, but Chelsea were appalling.

In their last away match at Bournemouth, Chelsea lost 4-0. That was their worst away result in 22 years.

However Maurizio Sarri’s side were even worse at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as they lost 6-0 to the Sky Blues.

That’s Chelsea’s worst ever result in Premier League history.

After the game everyone was asking the same question: will Chelsea fire Sarri?

Gary Neville addressed that topic in his podcast for Sky Sports.

Gary Neville on Maurizio Sarri

For Neville, Chelsea should stay patient with Sarri.

However the Sky Sports pundit is fully aware that Chelsea may be unable to avoid sacking the Italian:

If the ownership of the club really do want a higher quality of football then they’re going to have to live through the change.

Now’s not the time to go weak on that. Now what we’ll see in the next 24 to48 hours whether Chelsea have the belief that they do want to follow through with it.

In the past I agree, they’ve changed [Andre] Villas-Boas, they’ve changed [Luiz Felipe] Scolari. Are they going to stick with Sarri?

If they really want this type of football in the long term they’re going to have to maintain a position of the club and live through the pain and change.

It’s never been what they’ve done before but it’s how intent are they on seeing that style change.

If they’re intent on that style of football changing, they’re going to have to maintain a manager and not go back to something that’s happened before.

You talk about Roman Abramovich being motivated by Pep Guardiola’s style of play, which is 75 to 80 per cent possession. Chelsea have never been like that.

Listen to the Gary Neville podcast below.

Also see: Maurizio Sarri aims dig at Roman Abramovich/confirms uncertainty over Chelsea future.

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