Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
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Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says sorry after Man City rout

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says sorry after Man City rout

He then said in his press conference: "I don't know [about my future], you have to ask the club".

Chelsea do not have another Premier League fixture until 27 February as they have various cup commitments in the meantime. You'd have to ask the club. I said if he felt good he could take it.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is under a huge amount of pressure after his side suffered their heaviest defeat in Premier League history. "People expect the manager to arrive, buy players and it happens immediately", said Guardiola.

Despite all the accolades, the Argentinian claims all that really matters is winning trophies and this emphatic victory took quadruple-chasing City back to the top of the Premier League.

City scored four times in the opening 25 minutes at the Etihad Stadium and twice in the second half to inflict Chelsea's worst defeat since 1991, with Sergio Aguero getting a hat trick and Raheem Sterling netting twice.

The treble was his 11th in the Premier League, equalling the record of Alan Shearer, his second in three games and his 15th in City colours. Maybe the goal we concede after three minutes it was hard to play.

"Something is changing. At the moment I am not able to see the reason but I have to work for this because my target is to play my football, not to change another football because at the moment we are playing another football".

It also saw him become City's leading scorer in league football with 160 goals, extending his overall tally for the club to 222 in the process.

Chelsea boss Sarri headed straight down the tunnel without shaking hands with Pep Guardiola, but the pair spoke privately after the game. But of course as usually I will go to say hello to him later, as usual. It was by chance because I wanted to go to the dressing room at that moment, and I didn't see him.

They do so having regained first place from Liverpool on goal difference. Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Leicester City 3-1 earlier on Sunday, are five points behind. "Our staff don't love them too much because we don't let [the players] breathe but it's the only way".

"Bear in mind that Kante is only 5' 6" tall, yet Alonso opted for the Frenchman in the box over Chelsea's best player, who had acres of space. "They still have that chance, but it has become a lot more hard in the last week". "He doesn't believe I am good because I win and bad because I lose".

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