Chelsea’s players privately admit that their dressing room lacks leadership and imagine it has change into a key issue behind the their dramatic stoop, in keeping with reviews.
Maurizio Sarri’s facet had been smashed 6-Zero by Manchester City on Sunday and are in actual hazard of lacking out on a top-four place in the Premier League.
Chelsea’s woeful efficiency on the Etihad Stadium comes off the again of complete away defeats to Bournemouth and Arsenal, whereas Sarri has overtly admitted he has struggled to encourage his players.
The Italian additionally claimed that his present Chelsea facet would by no means be identified for his or her ‘battling and fighting qualities’.
In line with The Daily Telegraph, Chelsea’s players are reluctant to pin the blame solely on Sarri and recognise that they haven’t proven sufficient character through the troublesome interval.
Chelsea’s players are stated to attribute their fragility to a lack of leaders in the squad and imagine some senior members of the crew are eager to blame others for their very own errors.
The report claims that Sarri’s determination to freeze Gary Cahill out of the crew has meant that the 33-year-old’s affect has diminished, whereas the Chelsea supervisor barely speaks to the membership captain.
David Luiz was reintroduced by Sarri at first of the season however the Telegraph declare that the Brazilian will not be ‘universally popular’ and is accused of blaming others for his personal errors.
Cesar Azpilicueta has captained the facet in Cahill’s absence however it’s stated that the Spaniard doesn’t assume management of the crew in the identical method as earlier senior figures on the membership corresponding to John Terry, Frank Lampard or Didier Drogba.
Eden Hazard is one other comparable case of main by instance in phrases of skill however not being that authoritative determine who evokes others in troublesome occasions.
Sarri, in the meantime, has reportedly instructed Chelsea’s hierarchy that he feels the squad he has is not capable of implementing the playing style he was asked to bring to Stamford Bridge.