Chelsea faced a tragic 4-0 loss against Bournemouth last night and lost their place among the top four of the Premier League. The Blues boss kicked all his coaching staffs from the dressing room and then Maurizio Sarri spent an hour talking with Chelsea footballers. They already lost their position in the league to Arsenal on goal difference.
Joshua King scored the opener for Bournemouth in the 47th minute followed by a brilliant goal of David Brooks in the 63rd minute. Joshua then scored his second in the 74th minute. And in the added time of the second half, Charlie Daniels scored the fourth goal for Bournemouth against Chelsea. It is certainly one of the worst displays of the Blues this season.
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While talking about their performance last night against Bournemouth, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said “In that moment I wanted to talk with them alone, without anybody else. As I said before, I needed to understand. It’s impossible to play in such a different way between the first and second half. I don’t understand why.”
He said “I want to try again tomorrow because we want to solve the problem,” and then further added “We have only to say sorry to our fans. We can lose, of course, in every match, but not in this way. We need to solve the problem. We need to understand where the problem is.” He further said “It’s very difficult to understand the performance. We played very well in the first half, but in the second half we conceded the goal after two minutes and stopped playing.”
Maurizio Sarri said “In the offensive phase, we played not as a team, but as individual players, and did not defend,” and then further added “It’s hard to understand why. From what I saw in the first half, there was a possibility to solve the problem. We had 43 minutes still to play, so we could solve the problem. But not with that kind of reaction. So it’s very difficult for me to understand why.”
The Italian manager then said he spent his time with the players and clarified “I wanted to try to understand after the match. I spoke with the players immediately after the match, but it’s very difficult also for them to say why. So I have to try again tomorrow because I need to understand. I need to solve this problem.”