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Opinion: Mid-week humbling at Burnley means Sarri is on the thinnest of ice at Chelsea

Chelsea are in a bit of disarray at the moment, as manager Mauro Sarri already appears to be clinging on to his future somewhat.

The Blues, coming off the back of a devastating 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth in mid-week, will be desperate to get back to winning ways this weekend – or at least Sarri and his coaching staff will be.

The players at Stamford Bridge on the other hand are another matter, and it is something which once again could end up with the Blues parting ways with a manager before he’s even had time to settle in and assert his authority on the team.

This is something we have seen at Chelsea over the years and has been well documented in the press this week by various pundits, but we here at the Tavern can’t help but agree, and it’s already looking ominous for the former Napoli coach.

Player power is often something which can have a massive effect on club’s and managers, and this is no different, with the capitulation this week at the hands of Eddie Howe’s men bordering on embarrassing.

That is of course taking nothing away from Bournemouth, who were superb, but Chelsea need to look at themselves and quickly if they want to finish in the top four.

Eden Hazard’s future needs resolving, and while ever that rumbles on, there will be a cloud over the first team.

Chelsea’s squad are too good to not be challenging for trophies and the big prizes in England, but without coming together and seeing this tough period through as a squad, we might well be saying goodbye to Mauro Sarri before we ever really got to know him.

Chelsea fans, what do you think? Is Sarri on his way out? Let us know in the comments!

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