Steve and other Chelsea fans, what are your thoughts on Sarri and what he is doing? I don't understand it at all. Maybe it is only the games I watch, but Hazard and Kante are the 2 best players on the team and they are both playing out of position and look miserable and terrible. Perhaps Jorginho is great, but he blows in every game I see. Decent passing but terrible defending, ball winning and toughness and with Luiz back there, you need someone who can cover. I simply don't get it at all. I am no expert and only see some of their games but I do not get the Jorginho situation at all.
Gunners outclassed them massively today. Bellerin's injury looks bad though.
At this point I have to say that Sarri is the second most stubborn manager around. The first is currently unemployed. And now he's publicly deriding his players. I've seen this movie before. Sarri just continues to essentially start the same eleven players every BPL game and is surprised the results are usually the same. Against most of the lesser quality (expensive) teams they manage to squeak out results. I also thought a couple of the substitutions he made yesterday were a total waste. Down 2-0 and make a couple of like-for-like changes in Barkley for Kovacic and Hudson-Odoi for Pedro. He should have taken Jorginho off for one of those attackers.
Jorginho. I've stated several times here that I didn't see what the big deal was about him. Yesterday's game was even worse. Ramsay had his number and just shut him down so he couldn't even make his useless sideways passes. Sarri is making excuses by saying he's exhausted, but if that's the case, give him a couple of weeks off. Nothing to lose imo.
If I was king I would sit Jorginho, put Kante in his natural role, move Luiz up to attacking midfield, put Christensen or even Ampadu in the backfield. Recently Luiz has been the only player who has looked creative going forward and as I've said before, his defensive play is spotty at best. They should also play a striker, whether that is Giroud, Morata or the next flavour of the day.
I don't blame Hudson-Odoi for wanting to leave. Sarri is only giving him lip service. I sincerley hope Chelsea is found guilty of the charges concerning the rules about transfers of under-18's and gets a 2 year transfer ban. That will force them to look at the significant talent they have in London or on loan. There was an article in the Guardian this morning with a postmortem analysis of Chelsea and concluding management has no long term plan and hasn't for several years. I agree completely and I have no doubt that's why Michael Emenalo quit in 2017 as technical director and unsurprisingly has not been replaced. Why would anyone want the job of being Granovskaia's puppet?
The best part of yesterday's game was when the camera showed Ozil on the Arsenal bench and the commentator mentioned he is getting paid £350,000/week for 150 minutes played this year. My quick back of napkin math tells me he's getting paid more than £50,000/minute.