Gary Neville Has Predicted When Chelsea Will Sack Maurizo Sarri

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The Blues saw the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus, as well as Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund.

Sarri still feels high of Jorginho and said that the midfielder is stronger against Huddersfield.

Chelsea have lost five of their last 13 Premier League games, but one of the wins in that period was the December 8 defeat of City, which came as a surprise to Pep Guardiola's men, who had been unbeaten in 21 prior games.

Chelsea's head coach also discussed Kante's role under his stewardship and what the critics get wrong about Jorginho's role on the pitch.

He said: "Today is all positive, we played a full 90 minutes, defended very well, so it was a very good match but we need consistency now, we have to continue to play with the same mentality in all the matches".

Sarri, aware that Jorginho is central to his footballing philosophy, continued: "We have movements without the ball and, for Jorginho, it's easier I think".

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"But we will defend well and then we will score one goal or two". The first Ampadu and the second is Kovavcic. It was evident in the wave of exasperated groans that greeted every backwards Jorginho pass; every good shooting opportunity turned down in search of a great one; every visiting counter-attack that escaped Chelsea's high press. However, the Blues failed to bring in anyone, leaving them short of options.

Sarri's changes had become extremely predictable and his favourite was to replace Kovacic with Barkley or vice-versa.

"It may be that for characteristics, Kovacic is more suitable for this team".

"As you know, Ampadu is more defensive". He's a great striker. he can hold the ball, he can play one touch, he's intelligent.

Both Chelsea and Jorginho started the 2018-19 campaign very well, but once teams started targeting him, he couldn't cope - and the team's results suffered as a effect.

Any prolonged injury absence for Jorginho could be costly for Chelsea, who must navigate matches against Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham in the Premier League, FA Cup fifth round and Carabao Cup final in February.