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  • Maurizio Sarri says slamming Chelsea’s players was not a risky move

    • Manager says they lacked ‘ferocity’ in their defeat at Arsenal• Adds he is ‘a straight talker’ not worried about bruising egos Maurizio Sarri does not believe it was a risky move to accuse his Chelsea players of being “extremely difficult to motivate” and lacking “ferocity” in their game after the tame defeat at Arsenal. Sarri struggled to contain his anger after a result which means fourth-placed Chelsea’s lead over Arsenal and Manchester United has been cut to three points and the Italian...

    the Guardian
  • Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea’s players are ‘extremely difficult to motivate’

    • Manager furious after side’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal• Sarri attacks lack of ‘ferocity’ among his players Maurizio Sarri launched a stinging attack on his Chelsea players’ mentality after a meek defeat to Arsenal, accusing them of being “extremely difficult to motivate” and lacking “ferocity” in their game. For the first time since taking over at Stamford Bridge six months ago, Sarri felt compelled to revert to his native Italian and lean on an interpreter to express his exasperation at a defeat...

    the Guardian
  • Chelsea transfer news: Maurizio Sarri 'not frustrated' over Blues' lack of January activity

    Sarri wants Gonzalo Higuain and a replacement for Cesc Fabregas before the deadline