‘f**k Sarri-ball’ that was the chant coming from the away end just half-an-hour into the match which Chelsea eventually won 2-1, thanks to a controversial goal from Loftus Cheek in the final minutes of the game.
Sarri may have gotten the job done, but there are few smiling faces directed at the Italian manager, as once again the infamous Sarri-ball was a massive failure and Chelsea struggled to wriggle free of an infuriated Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock.
It was quite clear and obvious, Chelsea have lady luck to thank for securing all three points, avoiding a defeat which could have signalled the top four race nearly over.
Prior to the fixture, Jamie Carragher had expressed frustration at Maurizio Sarri’s recent comments about Chelsea and England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi. Now it’s the Chelsea faithful turning on their manager.
Just who isn’t angered by Maurizio Sarri, and how long before the Italian is relieved of his duties and kicked out of the Stamford bridge for good?
Chelsea’s biggest positive since Sarri’s arrival has been a Europa League quarter-finals qualification. The Premier League on the other hand is in shambles, as the West London blues went from trophy candidates to a top six race – which at the moment they are losing in sixth place on the Premier League table.
How long before there is nothing to salvage at the Stamford bridge? How long until Sarri finally admits his mistakes, and oh! How long until he learns to motivate a team he is being paid to manage.
Sarri has seven more Premier League games to put his house in order, set things right and prove he deserves the patience worth of an extra season as the blues manager. The Europa League is still very valid and so is a top four champions league spot. However, at this rate, even Lady luck would run dry and Chelsea would be condemned to another year of Thursday night football.