Sarri: Tells Hazard He's Free To Leave Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri will want no mistakes on the south coast as he looks to keep Chelsea inside the top four.

The Italian vented his frustration by locking his players in the dressing room after the game and launching a tirade that lasted close to an hour.

After the dressing room inquisition and the post-match press conference, during which he questioned his own ability to motivate the players, Sarri chose to travel back to London by auto rather than board their bus.

What is becoming increasingly apparent is that, as a collective, Chelsea's squad might be the hardest to manage in England, frustrating one coach after another with their inconsistency.

Significantly, it is understood Sarri's reliance on Jorginho has left players questioning his approach.

Brooks should have done better with a 34th-minute header showed his class soon afterwards, dispossessing Eden Hazard and driving forward to force Kepa Arrizabalaga into action. "Eden is 28, if he wants to leave, then he should do so". Now here I am frustrating Sarri. I don't think they like to hear their manager say those kinds of things.

The majority of supporters were angry over his departure, but many were also extremely disappointed not to see him fulfill his vast potential at their club. The Belgium winger has also gone missing when Sarri has needed him most the last few weeks, scoring once in the last eight games. Newcastle - who trailed to a Sergio Aguero goal inside just 24 seconds - were matched at a high of [150.0] in-play to win the game but second half goals from Salomon Rondon and Matt Richie sealed a famous victory.

Ever since that first defeat against Tottenham on November 24th, Chelsea's season has slowly started to drift.

Stanislas set up King for his second after a flowing move and Daniels rubbed salt in Chelsea's wounds, his stoppage-time goal meaning they drop below Arsenal into fifth on goals scored.

Cahill, the club captain, has a range of offers from overseas but a source has said the centre-back's wage demands will have to be lowered in order for him to find a move.

  • Rosalie Stanley