Under-pressure Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits Sunday’s Carabao Cup final with Manchester City will result in “disaster” should they repeat the first 30 minutes of their Europa League clash with Malmo.
Chelsea progressed in the Europa League with a 3-0 win over Malmo which will do little to quell the sense of inevitability that Maurizio Sarri’s spell as head coach is nearing an end.
Gianfranco Zola was absent from the Chelsea bench for a second successive match after being readmitted to hospital following gallstone surgery complications.
Antonio Rudiger compared Maurizio Sarri’s methods as Chelsea head coach to a school teacher.
Maurizio Sarri dismissed the supporters’ frustrations following a defeat to Manchester United which leaves him clinging to his job as Chelsea head coach.
Maurizio Sarri claimed Chelsea had been “unlucky” to lose to Manchester United and insisted he is worried only about results after the club’s fans turned against him as they were eliminated from the FA Cup.
Manchester United dumped holders Chelsea out of the FA Cup with a 2-0 fifth-round win at Stamford Bridge to leave Maurizio Sarri’s position as Blues head coach ever more precarious.
Gianfranco Zola admits he is happy to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer making a “remarkable” impact at Manchester United, despite it adversely affecting Chelsea.
Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are set to be sidelined for Manchester United’s crunch fixtures against Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday and Liverpool in the Premier League next weekend.