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Sarri frustrated as Chelsea hammered

31st January 2019, 04:21 by Michael Holland

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he is not feeling the pressure despite his side being hammered 4-0 at Bournemouth.

The Cherries blew Chelsea away with four second-half goals as a Joshua King brace and efforts from David Brooks and Charlie Daniels saw the Blues fall to their heaviest Premier League defeat in 23 years.

The manner of the defeat means that Chelsea drop out of the top four and below London rivals Arsenal by virtue of goals scored - with new signing Gonzalo Higuain drawing a blank on his league debut.

"In this moment I feel frustrated," he said "Not pressure, I am frustrated because I didn't see the sign of my work so I am frustrated.

"We have only to say sorry to our fans because we can lose, of course, every match we can lose, but not in this way, we need to solve the problem and we need to understand where the problem is."

Sarri locked his backroom staff out of the changing rooms after defeat as he was involved in an hour-long inquest with his players.

"In that moment I wanted to talk with them (the players) alone, without anybody," he said when explaining why his backroom staff were asked to step out.

"I needed to understand because it is impossible to play in so different ways in the first half and the second half. I don't know exactly (why) I want to try again tomorrow.

"I wanted to try to understand after the match, I spoke with the players immediately after the match but it is also difficult for them to say why.

"So I have to try again tomorrow because I need to understand why because I need to solve this problem."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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