Chelsea boss Sarri: I'd like to hear from Abramovich

Chelsea boss Sarri: I'd like to hear from Abramovich

"I know exactly what he (Sarri) wants to do", Guardiola said.

While City responded in the flawless manner to Liverpool's victory on Saturday, Chelsea looked far from the top-four side they aspire to be. Sarri's purist form of football, with goals, pace and ambition, worked well at Napoli - even though he did not win a trophy - but has not translated itself to English football. "At half-time, I told the lads that if we were able to react, we'd come back stronger than ever". I am anxious about my team and the performance, but my job?

The defeat was Chelsea's worst since their 7-0 loss to Nottingham Forest in 1991 and will raise serious questions about the direction the team is going in under Italian Sarri as they slipped to sixth place on 50 points, a point off the top four.

"In the last three or four matches we have been in trouble without a reaction at the first difficulty so we need to understand". We did it, it's an incredible compliment to the players, they are outstanding. "But I don't know what to expect; people keep asking me what I think about the situation, but I think that's a question which needs to be put to the club".

"We have a squad full of great players with a lot of quality, a lot of young players and experienced ones too". Football is also made of heavy defeats.

"People don't understand how hard the first year can be". We need to understand the reasons.

"[Sarri] needs time and that depends on the believers, the owners, people in charge. I think he may be".

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"Since I arrived, we have had this pressure of having to fight for the Premier League trophy until the end".

In a Premier League title race that is extremely close, Manchester City were looking to stay close to Liverpool in the standings. Jurgen Klopp's side must respond in their next league game, which happens to be against United at Old Trafford in two weeks.

They have taken nine points from three hard games to maintain the pressure on Liverpool, but Guardiola insisted they must be more consistent to hit their very best form.

When we won (2-0 against City on December 8) at Stamford Bridge it was because we played well and were together.

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