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Chelsea's 4-0 Defeat Leads to Drop Out of Top Four

Chelsea's 4-0 defeat away to Bournemouth on Wednesday saw them drop out of the top four and has led to a period of soul searching for the Blues boss, who opted to drive home alone to analyse the match quickly, rather than take the team bus.

A barrage of criticism has hit the FA Cup winners as they suffered their worst defeat for 22 years, leading to a 50-minute inquest between Sarri and his players.

However, Maurizio Sarri has no interest in changing his approach after a downturn in results in the winter period, and he thinks that with patience that he can create a Barcelona style of play at Chelsea.

“It's not my problem [if the club culture is impatient]," Sarri told reporters at Cobham Training Ground. "I want to remain the same man. If I am a dreamer, I am a dreamer. If I have fun with my football, I want to play my football.

"If I believe that the organisation in a team is everything, I cannot change my mind. I don't think [anything would change my mind], at the moment. I can change my mind in the future, I don't know. I changed in the past. But, at the moment, no.

"If I can change the mentality of these players, they are really very suitable for my football. I think that my job is always at risk, and I love my job for this reason. I thrive on pressure. So I love my job for everything, but I know very well the rules.

"My job is always at risk. You can win against City, but after three days you are at risk.”


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