Maurizio Sarri accuses Chelsea of playing ‘confused’ football in Manchester United defeat (Metro)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri accused his side of playing ‘confused’ football in their defeat against Manchester United in the FA Cup. United inflicted Chelsea’s fifth defeat in ten matches thanks to goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba at Stamford…

Maurizio Sarri names the team he wants Chelsea to avoid in the Europa League (Metro)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is desperate to avoid a reunion with Napoli in the Europa League. The under-fire Italian oversaw his side record a much needed victory in last night’s last 32 first leg tie against Malmo following Sunday’s morale…

Eden Hazard aims dig at Jose Mourinho and praises Maurizio Sarri (Metro)

Eden Hazard has taken a look back at the managers he has worked under over his career and Jose Mourinho does not come out on top. The Belgian played under Mourinho in Jose’s second stint at Stamford Bridge, from 2013-15.…

Pep Guardiola defends Maurizio Sarri after Manchester City thump Chelsea (SkySports)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has sympathised with his Chelsea counterpart Maurizio Sarri and says he should be given more time. City thrashed the Blues 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Chelsea’s heaviest loss in any competition since 1991…

Maurizio Sarri admits: ‘Maybe it’s my fault – maybe I can’t motivate Chelsea’ (Guardian)

Maurizio Sarri has admitted he may not be equipped to motivate his players after seeing Chelsea suffer the heaviest league defeat of Roman Abramovich’s ownership at Bournemouth. Sarri, who endured chants of “You don’t know what you’re doing” from Chelsea…

Maurizio Sarri admits Gonzalo Higuain is ‘not in good shape’ (Metro)

Maurizio Sarri admits Gonzalo Higuain is ‘not in good shape’ after the striker made a subdued Premier League debut in Chelsea’s 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday evening. The Argentina international has linked back up with Sarri after thriving under…

I don’t care – Hazard on Sarri criticism (BBC)

Eden Hazard said he “does not care” about criticism from boss Maurizio Sarri after helping Chelsea beat Spurs to reach the Carabao Cup final. The Belgium forward put the Blues 2-1 up on aggregate as they overturned a first-leg deficit, although…

Maurizio Sarri reveals how Chelsea players reacted to his criticism after Arsenal defeat (Metro)

Maurizio Sarri claims Chelsea’s players agree with his assessment that they are ‘difficult to motivate’ following their defeat to Arsenal last weekend. The Italian was furious with his team after they sunk to a 2-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium…

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In Nigeria We Trust: Obasanjo, Buhari and God On Sunday, January 20, 2019, former president Olusegun Obasanjo wielded his letter-writing skills again. He fired shots at the Buhari-led administration, calling the government “another Abacha Era”. He then called on Nigerians…

Gary Neville backs Maurizio Sarri’s public shaming of his Chelsea stars (Metro)

Gary Neville believes Maurizio Sarri is right to try and assert himself over his Chelsea stars in the early stages of his tenure at Stamford Bridge. A furious Sarri hit out at his players after a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal…

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