The Blues, after making a terrific start to the season seems to be somewhat struggling as they have lost 2 out of their last 3 Premier League fixtures
Tottenham defeated them 3-1 to end their unbeaten run in the last week of November. More recently, it was quite surprisingly Wolverhampton Wanderers who beat the Blues 2-1 at the Molineux stadium. And things don’t seem to be getting any easier for Sarri’s men as they host defending champions and leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge today, in what is going to be one of the games of the season so far. Manchester City have been in exquisite form, even by their own extravagant standards and Sarri’s men will really have to be at their very best if they are to halt the Citizens. Speaking about the big game, former Blues midfielder Pat Nevin said,
“One thing is for sure, Maurizio Sarri will not be parking any buses in either game,”
“Chelsea will try to play on the front foot whoever it is against.
“I suspect he would rather lose having a go at three points than grind out a boring, stale 0-0 draw and nicking an undeserved single point.
“It is not the professional, business-like attitude many have in modern football but I am all for that philosophy.”
Sarri did express concern after Chelsea’s defeat at Wolves,
“I think we played very well for 55 minutes,” Sarri said.
“After the first [Wolves] goal – that was an accident because we were in full control of the match – we were suddenly another team, without the right distances, without our football.
“I don’t know why. I am really worried not for the result but for the fact that we didn’t react to the first goal of the opponent.”
Chelsea will have their work cut out when they entertain Guardiola’s men at Stamford Bridge. However, that being said, this Chelsea team has enough quality and experience to hand Guardiola his first defeat in the league this season, and perhaps amplify Chelsea’s chances of lifting the title come to the end of the season.
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