Chelsea boss Sarri again questions players after defeat

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"I did not see my work [on the pitch], so I am frustrated".

Azpilicueta spoke after the Bournemouth game about how "angry" he and his teammates were at their display, which saw Chelsea concede all four goals in the second half.

The stunning result at Vitality Stadium ranks as Chelsea's most lopsided league loss in over 22 years and its fifth in its past 12 Premier League matches.

They are now only two points ahead of sixth-place Manchester United, while Arsenal have snuck into fourth on goal difference.

Sarri asked his backroom staff to leave the away dressing room to discuss the second-half capitulation alone with his squad, but admitted afterwards that he was still none the wiser as to why his side under-performed.

"At the end of first half it was impossible to think the second would be a disaster and I want to understand why".

'In the last game we built up the action in the first half well, but then we were too tight with the offensive players so it was easy for the players to defend. Not with that kind of reaction, so it is hard to understand why.

To make matters worse for the Argentinian, he was subbed off after an hour for Olivier Giroud, much to the annoyance of those Chelsea fans in the ground who chanted at Sarri, "You don't know what you're doing". This has happened to Chelsea several times this season - at Tottenham, Arsenal and now Bournemouth.

Maurizio Sarri says he needs more time to implement his philosophy in the week his side were beaten 4-0 at Bournemouth.

"We don't want to let our best players go, also other clubs don't".

"I'm not sure anybody has ever been given absolute assurances that they're going to play X amount of games when they've been signed". To be a top team, you have to be able to adapt.

Sarri also found time to reacting to a question bothering on his players' mentality during the match.

"That was an embarrassing defeat and performance", the EPL's all-time top goalscorer said on the BBC. To drop back again is really frustrating'.

"It's his job to motivate the players".

Speaking to Alan Brazil and Dean Saunders on Thursday's Sports Breakfast, the former Chelsea coach said: "When I started coaching over 20 years ago it was very different".

"Sarri has got his man Gonzalo Higuain in now, and it has to improve". If I believe that the organisation in a team is everything, I can not change my mind. In public, it is not the done thing, for me.

If he gets sold and he gets £35m for Chelsea, I suspect he's paid back something of what he owes there. You'd be fed up with him.



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