Chelsea’s season has fallen off a cliff and both manager and players look hopeless

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH won’t be having this.

Bournemouth did it in 90 minutes, but it took the Manchester City no time to cruelly expose Sarri-Ball, Chelsea were simply embarrassing.

Chelsea were a complete mess as Manchester City thumped them 6-0
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Maurizio Sarri hangs his head as Chelsea are humiliated at the Etihad
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The visitors started brightly, pressing high looking to impose themselves on City, that lasted for two minutes.

But you can have all the attacking intent in the world, but its waste of time if Maurizio Sarri fails to drum into his troops the basics of defending.

The Italian has complained he is unable to motivate his players, but the sheer dereliction of duty against the best team in the country will have the Blues fan fuming.

Marcos Alonso, a defender who has no interest in defending decided not to bother mark wide man Bernardo Silva who crossed for Raheem Sterling to score after three minutes.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring after three minutes
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Jorginho was yet again outgunned in midfield
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Did Chelsea look to regroup and batten down the hatches to regain a foothold in the game?

Not a chance, Sarri is not for changing, they kept trying to meet fire with fire and were picked off time and time again.

Poor old Jorginho, the poster boy of the Italian coach’s philosophy snubbed Pep Guardiola’s advances, must be wondering what on earth he was thinking or drinking last summer.

Teams have cottoned on and have been playing on the midfielder while Sarri stubbornly allows the best holding midfielder on the planet to roam free instead of helping his mate protect his back four against Kevin De Bruyne who at times was on another level today.

Far too many missed tackles before Sergio Aguero’s stunner and they still pressed forward thinking there was a way back into the game.

And when Chelsea can’t defend, Sarri wants the world most expensive keeper to pull off some saves to keep his team in the game.

Kepa Arrizabalaga should have done better with two of the first-half goals as he struggles to convince

Sarri watched on with assistant Gianfranco Zola blanked faced staring at their seventh league reverse of the season.

Even the reliable Cesar Azpilucueta was at it, clumsily bringing down Sterling for Aguero score from the penalty spot to make it back-to-back Etihad hat-tricks for the Argentine.

And his big change after the interval was to hook Ross Barkley and replace him with Mateo Kovacic.

The midfield balance is all wrong under Sarri with far too much reliance on goals from his front free.

Kante, Barkley and Kante have mustered up just eight in the league between them.

Frank Lampard in his pomp would have eclipsed double figures by himself by now.

After a good start to the campaign, the wheels are quickly starting to fall off in Sarri’s debut Premier League campaign, but the scary thing is, he looks to have no idea how to turn things around.

Add Eden Hazard claiming his mind is made up about where he will be next season and Callum Hudson-Odoi all of a sudden not even good enough to make the matchday squad, the outlook is looking bleak in West London.

 

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