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Sarri is on dangerous ground with results like this. The Italian cut a bewildered figure once City let fly with that early blitz that saw them up in quickfire time. He stalked his technical area in a mix of confusion, frustration and anger, chewing on a cigarette butt before making notes. The notes will detail a horror story when he reads them back. By the final whistle, Sarri looked so disorientated that he flew past his friend and admirer Pep Guardiola's outstretched hand without even realising it was there.
It has been a desperate few weeks for a coach so highly-regarded by peers, as his reputation for "Sarri-ball" - high-paced, passing, attacking football based on pressing and short, quick exchanges - has taken some heavy hits. Sarri has not helped his own case, and surely drawn some quizzical glances from Chelsea's hierarchy, when he questioned his own ability to motivate his players.
He did not believe motivation was a problem in this thrashing, which suggests the problems run even deeper. This is where it is not all Sarri's fault. Some of the errors perpetrated by Chelsea should not fall at the feet of the manager because he would not expect them from schoolboys, let alone professionals. How can virtually an entire defence switch off at a free-kick in a dangerous area in the early moments of such a vital match? How cab Marcos Alonso inexplicably move into no-man's land, to give Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva the opportunity to open them up for Sterling's first?
What was going through Ross Barkley's head when he directed what was allegedly a clearing header back into his own area straight to the predatory Sergio Aguero for City's third?
How can Jorginho - a player City wanted and thought they had a deal to sign before he joined Chelsea last July - look so fragile, so easy to freeze out of a game with strength of numbers? There still seems no logical reason why Jorginho is favoured as Chelsea's midfield anchor ahead of N'Golo Kante, arguably the best in the world in his position.
On the rocks of such stubbornness jobs can be lost. These are questions Sarri must address and resolve quickly if he is to have any chance of a long-term stay at Chelsea. History shows that once Chelsea's squad seem to disconnect from a manager's ideas, it is a tough - almost impossible - job to get them back. Jose Mourinho, Scolari and Villas-Boas can tell him all about that. Guardiola was sympathetic to the man he holds in such high regard, flagging up his own first-season struggles in getting his message over at Manchester City.
He clearly hopes Chelsea and Abramovich will show belief and patience, explaining he is so happy at City because of the faith that his board have in him and his methods. We had only to continue. We were in full control of the match. We were dangerous, without conceding anything to the opponent, so we had only to continue.
Milan are also keen on Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas — who is out of contract at the end of this season. Maurizio Sarri has revealed he will hold talks with a handful of key Chelsea players Image: Then with three, four or five players. Eden Hazard is one player that will talk with Sarri after Chelsea's latest defeat Image: Chelsea boss Sarri reveals psychologist plan after Leicester defeat Chelsea news: Gary Neville makes blunt assessment of Blues under Sarri Chelsea news: Messi and Ronaldo claim made about Eden Hazard.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri reveals he will hold crisis talks with key players
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