Maurizio Sarri Won't Walk Away From Chelsea, Former Blues Coach Says

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne

Manchester City cut through them easily, Chelsea paralysed by shock, Raheem Sterling running past defenders like the game was being played at double speed.

Aguero, who scored a hat-trick seven days ago against Arsenal, has equalled Alan Shearer's record of 11 Premier League hat-tricks and is now joint top scorer in the league this season with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah on 17 goals. "It is hard to explain what happened", said Chelsea captain Azpilicueta. "You have to ask the club".

Such was the defensive collapse at the other end, Gonzalo Higuain had little chance to shine but the Argentine striker was unfortunate not to score his third goal in as many league starts for Chelsea when Ederson turned over his dipping volley five minutes before the break.

'I obviously follow Chelsea, have huge respect for them, and I hope to see them, put some form together and turn those results around'. I am anxious about our performances, not about the club.

"Bookmakers are not always right for starters, so I wouldn't get excited about that", he said during Monday's press conference. You'd have to ask the club. I do my best and the players do their best.

"I think this is a crucial moment in the history of this club", Mourinho stated. "This is what I want".

After losing 2-0 to City in the Community Shield, Chelsea went unbeaten in 18 games. Competitive and local rivalries are less tasty than they have ever been.

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"I'm surprised because at the beginning of the season we played better away than at home so I don't know what has happened but at the moment we are in trouble", Sarri added.

"But people don't understand how hard it is to do something - my first year was hard too".

Sunday's defeat left the Blues sixth in the table and in very real danger of missing out on Champions League football again.

"It is hard to describe our performance, it's hard also to understand", Maurizio Sarri reflected, per BBC Sport.

4 - Chelsea have shipped a minimum of four goals in consecutive away league games for the first time since December 1990.

"Maybe it was not a good thing, but we had a lot of chances, not just with this penalty".

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