Azpilicueta hopes ‘angry’ inquest can spark faltering Chelsea

Gary Cahill Danny Drinkwater

Azpilicueta hopes ‘angry’ inquest can spark faltering Chelsea

To make matters worse for the Argentinian, he was subbed off after an hour for Olivier Giroud, much to the annoyance of those Chelsea fans in the ground who chanted at Sarri, "You don't know what you're doing".

Asked if he was good enough to steer the Blues to success, he added: "Maybe it's my fault, maybe I'm not able to motivate them".

The Stamford Bridge outfit has declared the forward is simply not for sale with Maurizio Sarri recently stating Hudson-Odoi should "respect" the club. When we play against a big team, usually we are able to play with a very good level of motivation. Arsenal were no match for City on the opening day of the season and I can't see them stopping a City side who will have been wounded by their north-east reverse.

"Everyone needs to think very deeply about that because you can win, lose or draw, but it's the manner which is important".

The Blues have dropped out of the top four-below Arsenal on goals scored-to leave their bid to qualify for the Champions League under severe threat.

"Bayern Munich have said, 'don't worry we'll come back in the summer, ' so he's going to have to keep playing at Chelsea, keep fighting for his place at Chelsea".

Maurizio Sarri admitted his Chelsea players could not explain the reason for their second-half collapse against Bournemouth during a lengthy post-match inquest in the away dressing room at the Vitality Stadium. To paraphrase Charles Monty Burns, I'm beginning to think he's not the brilliant player I thought he was.

"I don't know why but I need to understand".

With Howe admitting that he targeted Jorginho by instructing Brooks to shut him down, former Everton midfielder Leon Osman questioned Sarri's utilisation of N'Golo Kante.

In the offensive phase, we played not as a team, but as individual players, and did not defend.

The second half was a horror show as Joshua King scored twice either side of one for David Brooks with substitute Charlie Daniels completing the rout in stoppage time. "I have to be honest, I'm happy that he's back because he's helping us to try to win". Yet with only 11 appearances so far this season, the London native is understood to be keen on getting more first-team opportunities. Granted it was a different system, but we need to go back to basics because it's not normal for a Bournemouth player to take on four defenders and go through.

We also have to give Mauricio Pochettino credit for sticking with Llorente after he didn't play particularly well in the past two games.

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