Things are starting to get real ugly at Chelsea with supporters having voiced their dissatisfaction with the team’s performance over the weekend.
While they were able to claim victory in the end, the Blues were poor against Cardiff City, and fans let Maurizio Sarri know just that.
With so much still to play for, though, the Italian is urging the Stamford Bridge faithful to get behind the side.
“They have to help the players during the match,” Sarri said in his pre-match press conference (via Chelsea’s official club website) ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash versus Brighton tomorrow night.
“After the match they can say everything, but during the match I hope they will be able to help my players.”
The current atmosphere among supporters will not do anyone any favours, but their frustrations cannot be blamed.
While, of course, it is important to support the team unconditionally, it is fully understandable if fans feel deflated and unmotivated at games right now.
The way Chelsea have been playing of late has not just been at a poor level, but has also been boring to watch in general.
That falls on Sarri who, simply put, is not getting the best out of this squad. If the former Napoli boss wants to get his supporters onside again, then he should consider given the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek some starts.
The duo are players capable of injecting some real excitement into the team, in contrast to individuals such as Mateo Kovacic, Willian and Pedro who have all grown a bit stale.
If Sarri does that, he could completely change the depressing atmosphere hanging over Stamford Bridge.
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