Sarri anxious by results, not fans' jeers

Chelsea will nearly certainly look in-house to replace Sarri on an interim basis until the end of the season.

Maurizio Sarri is facing a virtually impossible task to save his job as Chelsea manager.

Maurizio Sarri said he was not anxious about the hostility of the Chelsea supporters towards his football after watching his team exit the FA Cup with a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Demanding Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has acted quickly in the past when managers have been perceived to have lost the support of the squad.

A 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, followed by a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Bournemouth and a 6-0 hammering by Manchester City has seen Chelsea drop out of the top four of the Premier League. Celina has impressed in the Championship and last season scored some wonder goals for Ipswich Town.

The board are aware of the scale of the problems at the club, especially after the reaction of supporters at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, who booed the team off and slated his "Sarri-ball" style.

One saving grace for Sarri may be that Abramovich was not there to hear the dissent for himself.

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The draw was conducted by 2004 FA Cup victor Darren Fletcher and Wayne Bridge, who lifted the famous trophy with Chelsea in 2007.

"If he could just get that goal, I am sure that would release some of his confidence".

Sarri was a surprise choice to replace Antonio Conte when he was appointed in the summer.

Seven months on, Sarri faces nine days and three games to turn around a seemingly-inevitable fate.

The former Juventus attacker posted a video on his official Instagram handle with the caption 'You vs who?

Manchester United will travel to Molineux to take on Wolves in the quarter-finals and Pallister admits that they were probably the hardest team they could have drawn, after Manchester City.

  • Julie Sanders