'Their lack of intensity is unbelievable' - Carragher defends his comments about Chelsea

Heather Diaz
February 12, 2019

"It is hard to describe our performance, it's hard also to understand", Maurizio Sarri reflected, per BBC Sport.

The relationship between the squad and Sarri, who only arrived from Napoli last summer, is nowhere near as bad as it became under Antonio Conte last season. But, as the months have passed by, the honeymoon period seems to have well and truly ended.

Chelsea's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City at the weekend left Derby County coach Frank Lampard shocked but the former midfield great has distanced himself from talks of returning to Stamford Bridge as a possible replacement for manager Maurizio Sarri.

The first big blip in Chelsea's campaign came in the form of a crushing 3-1 defeat at Tottenham, back in November.

Sarri took training on Monday, despite facing increased scrutiny following Chelsea's humiliating 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City. The City striker capitalised on Chelsea's poor defending, and once again produced a performance to remember.

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"He's [Maurizio Sarri] turned Chelsea into the Arsenal team that used to get battered for the last seven, eight years away from home in big games because they're so weak".

According to The Times, Sarri, like Antonio Conte before him, is challenging the club to back him over the players.

"What Man City do - blowing teams away, scoring so early, the football that they play - you could argue that is the best football to watch", Carragher said.

Carragher's criticism does make sense, with Chelsea often struggling to perform anywhere near their best levels on the road this season.

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