Chelsea to sack Maurizio Sarri during global break?

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       Leroy Sane was fortunate to avoid a serious injury after a reckless challenge by Serbia's Milan Pavkov

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The Italian newspaper state the former Tottenham technical director is "pushing" for the Chelsea manager, who appeared to be slowly turning things around at Stamford Bridge in recent weeks until this weekend's 2-0 loss to Everton. We played the best first half in the season and we could have scored four or five and then suddenly we stopped playing.

Chelsea are now falling adrift of the top four positions amid their poor away form but they can still make amends in the final months of the season to return to the Champions League.

"We just have to be ready to pounce again if and when the chance comes again".

We'll keep you up to date with the very latest transfer news concerning your club in our daily football gossip and rumours column. The way we approached the second half is not acceptable.

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4:14 Highlights of the International friendly between Germany and Serbia

'Sometimes we didn't put the ball into the box very well or attack the spaces behind the opponents' back-line very well.

An upturn in form lifted some of the pressure off Sarri's shoulders, but The Express reports that he is now back on the brink of losing his job due to the nature of their defeat on Merseyside. The west Londoners have now lost seven matches this season, as the side's haphazard defending and troubles in-front of goal have continued to blight their campaign.

Chelsea do still have the potential to win a place in next season's Champions League (either by securing a top-four finish in the domestic league or by winning the Europa League), but at the moment, winning the Europa League actually looks like an easier route to next seasons Champions League for Maurizio Sarri's charges.

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