Maurizio Sarri arrived at Stamford Bridge as a manager that had never won a trophy in his career.
His appointment, purely because of that fact, raised a few eyebrows.
Yesterday, as Leicester City strode into SW6 and provided the kind of performance that was begging for Sarri to implement a Plan B, with Plan A having obviously failed, there was an air of resignation among the Chelsea faithful.
In typical Chelsea style, the unpredictability returned and there are now doubts emerging that suggest Sarri isn’t going to break his trophy duck with us.
After the game, and as reported by the BBC, Sarri, once again, went on about the best Chelsea can hope for, this season, is third place, with the Italian remarking:
“As I said at the beginning of the Premier League, it is impossible to catch Liverpool and Manchester City. We have to be careful to stay close to the first four positions.”
Is Sarri being realistic?
Continuing, and speaking about the performance, against Leicester City, Sarri added:
“We played well for 55 minutes.
“I think that, of course, in some situations we were unlucky but we could have done something better.
“After the goal, the reaction was not the right reaction. We reacted a little shocked and with mental confusion. We had to only keep playing like we did before the goal, there was time to recover.”
No time to recover?
Remind me again just when did Leicester score?
As for playing well for 55 minutes, what the hell is that all about?
The more I watch Chelsea these days the more it’s become obvious that we’re great at passing the ball around but the pace at which we move the ball forward is lacking, count how many times, by the time we’re near the opposition area, how many men they have behind the ball.
No wonder we appear to be floundering at times, we’re being crowded out!
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