• Sarri to take charge of game against Malmö on Thursday• Roman Abramovich will decide whether to sack Italian
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri thinks he will always be under pressure to perform while he is in charge at Stamford Bridge
The Chelsea manager is now increasingly confident about his club's season because of the relationship that Higuain and Eden Hazard have already struck up, saying they 'speak the same language with the ball'
Chelsea winger Pedro has said he and his team-mates are struggling to implement the tactics of manager Maurizio Sarri as the Blues continue their slide
• Sarri has not spoken to Abramovich or Granovskaia this week• Manager sees ‘problem of determination in both boxes’
Maurizio Sarri has expressed hope, rather than conviction, that Chelsea will be at their best at Manchester City on Sunday. There has been a nine-goal swing in Chelsea's last two games.
After all but surrendering the Serie A title to Juventus in the spring of 2017, Sarri's outlook for his Napoli future was not promising. 'Coaches are like fish,' he mused. 'After a while, they start to stink.'
The Italian's future remains firmly in the balance after yet another disappointing defeat.
Maurizio Sarri was left clinging to his Chelsea job after the Stamford Bridge supporters turned on him in the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United.
Chelsea defender David Luiz has said he believes the club will have an "amazing future" under manager Maurizio Sarri despite recent criticism
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His phone will not be the first over the last 15 years to flash up with several increasingly urgent messages from “Roman Abramovich (work mobile)”.