Chelsea First Teamers Couldn't Beat Youth Team After Weekend Embarrassment
Maurizio Sarri would have been hoping that the most embarrassing thing that happened to him this week was the 6-0 loss to Manchester City but then a bunch of his first team couldn't beat the youth team.
Sunday afternoon was as embarrassing as is it gets for Chelsea. The Blues suffered their heaviest defeat in 28 years in the 6-0 battering by Manchester City, in which Sergio Aguero also missed an open net and hit the crossbar.
The result instantly led to questions about Maurizio Sarri's future at Stamford Bridge, especially coming so soon after a 4-0 loss to Bournemouth, but for now at least the Italian seems safe.
Probably the biggest problem for Sarri has been the fact that his much lauded 'Sarri-ball' hasn't really taken shape although he's using a system that doesn't suit his players and hasn't been able to replace them.
Sunday though didn't really have much to do with the style of play and the Blues were just poor as they succumbed to the brilliance of Pep Guardiola's side's brilliance.
However the embarrassment didn't stop there. According to the Times a group of first team and senior squad players couldn't beat their youth team in a 60 minute training match on Monday, with the game finishing 3-3.
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The paper reports that the first team included substitutes from Sunday's game as well as unused squad players and that Olivier Giroud and Willian were amongst those playing.
Those who were beaten by City weren't involved as their warm down was being done in the indoor gym and Sarri watched most of the training ground draw.
It's not mentioned which youth players played in the six goal game but Blues fans will be hoping Callum Hudson-Odoi managed to make an appearance for one of the sides.
The young winger has been linked with a move away from the club and is reportedly refusing to sign a new deal, he was in Manchester but not in the matchday squad because of illness.
Sarri's side return to action on Thursday evening to play Malmo in the Europa League, after dropping into sixth in the league it might be their best chance of qualifying for next season's Champions League.
Failure to qualify for the competition might result in a lot more than just embarrassment for the former Napoli manager.
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