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SportSarri expecting talks over Chelsea future after Man City thrashing

22:15  10 february  2019
22:15  10 february  2019 Source:   goal.com

Chelsea stopped playing - Sarri fumes after Bournemouth thrashing

Chelsea stopped playing - Sarri fumes after Bournemouth thrashing Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he does not feel under pressure after a lengthy dressing room inquest into the 4-0 loss at Bournemouth.

Sarri expecting talks over Chelsea future after Man City thrashing © Getty Images Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri expects to discuss his future with Chelsea as a direct result of the 6-0 hammering suffered away to Manchester City on Sunday.

The visitors shipped four goals inside the opening 25 minutes at the Etihad Stadium and conceded a further two after half-time in crashing to their heaviest ever Premier League loss.

The final scoreline was the worst of Sarri's coaching career and comes less than two weeks on from the dire 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth, which magnified the scrutiny of the Blues' development under the former Napoli boss.

The Italian was probed as to whether his job could be in danger during a post-match interview with Sky Sports and admitted talks with the club's hierarchy are likely to be held, though he stressed that was a "normal" outcome after a game.

Sarri addresses Higuain fitness after Bournemouth thrashing

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"I think that is right. I am in charge of the team and so it's right," Sarri said.

"I don't know at the moment, but I think that [talks] will happen. It's normal. Something we have to do."

Pressed as to what those talks could mean for his tenure, he added: "You have to ask the club. I have no idea about this at the moment.

"I am worried about my team. I am worried about the performance but my job is always at risk so I am not worried about the club. You have to ask the club."

Sarri appeared to ignore City boss Pep Guardiola at the final whistle and did not shake the Spaniard's hand before heading straight down the tunnel.

Asked about the incident, Sarri said: "I didn’t see him at the moment but of course as usual I will go to say hello to him later as usual. It was by chance because I wanted to go to the dressing room and at the moment I didn’t see him. I have not a problem with Pep."

Chelsea sit sixth in the Premier League and face a fight with Arsenal and Manchester United to secure Champions League qualification for next season.

Sarri admitted the mauling suffered against Guardiola's men was difficult to comprehend.

"It was really very difficult not to give them space and so we were in trouble, but I am not able to understand because as I said before in the week I had a very good feeling," he said.

"I think that we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents. They played fantastic football and we made a lot of mistakes."

Sarri offered way out of Blues as Roma hold talks with boss.
Maurizio Sarri has reportedly been offered a way out of Chelsea, according to the Mirror, with Roma chiefs holding talks with the Blues boss. The Italian is under pressure at the Blues after a poor run of results has seen Chelsea knocked out the FA Cup and drop out of the top four. Rumours persist that the Chelsea boss could be out of a job as close as Sunday, with reports suggesting he could be sacked if Chelsea lose the Carabao Cup Final to Manchester City. © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport However, Sarri could have been handed a lifeline, with Roma holding talks over a potential switch.

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