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David Luiz reveals what Maurizio Sarri asked his Chelsea players during clear-the-air talks

The Blues had an inquest following the 6-0 defeat by the hands of Manchester City.

Chelsea are going through tough time. What started as a wonderful season for them is now turning out to be a bad one. Chelsea have only scored once in their last three Premier Leagues. They are yet to register their first away Premier League win in 2019. After their 6-0 humiliating defeat by Manchester City there was an inquest held by Chelsea. David Luiz reveals what Sarri asked from the Chelsea players.

David Luiz insists that the Chelsea players are fully behind Maurizio Sarri despite a rocky few weeks for the Blues. Chelsea managed to get back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Malmo last night in the Europa League, which came off the back of the dreadful 6-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend. Sarri admitted that he held hour-long clear-the-air talks after the defeat at the Etihad Stadium as he tried to find answers to why it went so wrong against the current Premier League champions. And Luiz revealed that Sarri had asked the players whether they believes in what he is trying to implement at the club.

Asked if the players fully believed in ‘Sarri-ball’, Luiz said, “Yes, because we have had many meetings already asking if someone doesn’t believe. They can say. Nobody said anything.” Sarri said. “It’s because everyone believes [in it]. I think it is part of the process. We are doing what he wants us to do and we are trying to improve. We lost against maybe the best team in the world at the moment in Manchester City. They were better than us from the beginning to the end.”

He further said, “The most important thing is for us to keep our philosophy, to believe in what we are doing. We did that tonight (against Malmo). We were trying to play from the beginning to the end.”

Author’s Take:

It seems the players believe in manager’s tactics. They do follow the ideas given by Sarri. However, it’s the collapse and their mentality that needs to be examined. It’s not the defeat but the manner of defeat that made Chelsea fans frustrated. It’s the players who have to make sure they don’t collapse mentally.

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