Maurizio Sarri: Maybe I Am Not Able To Motivate Players

Gary Cahill Danny Drinkwater

Maurizio Sarri: Maybe I Am Not Able To Motivate Players

They have been overtaken by Arsenal on goal difference, the Blues have dropped down to 5 in the Premier League table.

Sarri went on to explain to his club's official website why he sent the staff out the dressing room, as he spent 45 minutes with his players after the defeat. "I am very happy with this", Sarri told reporters.

"At the end of first half it was impossible to think the second would be a disaster and I want to understand why". I don't understand why. I don't know why. "I'm trying to do it, and I will try to do it tomorrow but it's not easy". "But Bayern will come back and if that's the case there will be a battle there for the player because I think he's made his mind up that he probably will improve better at Bayern".

"The target is to qualify: the minimum we should do is qualify for the Champions League".

Chelsea lost 4-0 to AFC Bournemouth during their midweek Premier League encounter.

"I said that maybe I wasn't able to motivate them".

Sarri was also confronted by other angry Chelsea fans as he was heading to a waiting auto on Wednesday night after deciding not to travel back on the team coach.

But while Sarri publicly questioned his team's resolve, Mauricio Pochettino, on the other hand, revelled in the "massive commitment" shown by Son Heung-min.

The former Napoli boss said he is starting to get annoyed with Chelsea's inconsistency.

German goalkeeper Leno has been impressed with whatever he has seen of the youngster and feels Hudson-Odoi has the talent to be the next breakout star in football.

Josh King scored either side of a superb solo strike from David Brooks, before Charlie Daniels added a fourth for Bournemouth in second-half stoppage time.

He's also assisted four times this season for the Cherries.

He left the media waiting for over an hour but eventually conducted all his contractually obliged post-game duties, as he detailed what he spoke about with his players. But not with that kind of reaction.

"It is very hard to have an idea about the performance", he said.

They had dominated the first half but, even with loan signing Gonzalo Higuain making his first Premier league start, they lacked penetration.

"We have only to say sorry to our fans", he said. We need to solve the problem.

"We have four wingers, one had to be in the stands".

It was directed at Maurizio Sarri, perhaps the first audible sign of disgruntlement toward the Chelsea manager six months into his tenure. "But we played a good first half". He demanded to know why they had not followed his instructions, citing examples of moments in the game when he believed players were not sticking to his gameplan.

"The way their manager plays the game is great to watch".

"The way we dealt with (Eden) Hazard, Pedro, Higuain, getting bodies around the ball, tracking runners".

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