Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri BLASTED by MOTD pundits after 'boring' Cardiff performance

Arnold Nichols
April 2, 2019

Ruben Loftus-Cheek grabbed an injury-time victor to compound Cardiff's misery, although the main talking point for Warnock, and the moment on which the game turned, was Azpilicueta's goal.

Maurizio Sarri said that he would not be driven out of Chelsea after fans again turned on the head coach and his tactics.

Despite not starting a Premier League game for Chelsea so far, the 18-year-old has impressed many with his exciting performances in the Europa League and domestic cups this season, so much so that he earned his first England senior caps in the recent global break.

"We've worked our socks off for three weeks to get where we were, because we thought we could beat Chelsea and we did everything right, but then a human error like this?" The linesman, is so disappointing.

"To get let down by the officials - roll on VAR". Either side you should be able to see he's two yards offside.

"It's the best league in the world with probably the worst officials at the minute".

But Jacqui Oatley had far less sympathy for the Cardiff manager, saying he wasn't too bothered with the referring performance after his side benefitted from an incorrect offside call earlier in the season against Brighton. The offside [for Azpilicueta's goal] is not even close.

While Warnock is likely to change his mind once his anger subsides, his team selection will be closely monitored by Liverpool, who are fighting with City for the title. "I think until Eden Hazard comes onto the pitch it was boring", said Jenas.

"It's nearly like it's not who you play, it's who you get to referee and who is going to have a flag in their hand nowadays, it's just as important", Warnock told Sky Sports.

But Hazard's introduction helped inspire a remarkable and undeserved turnaround and kept alive Chelsea's top-four hopes - and also potentially kept Sarri in a job.

Blues fans chanted for the under-fire Sarri to be sacked in the second half before their comeback gave him a little breathing space.

The 70 year old said the result, and in particular the decisions, had "deflated him" and were a "kick in the teeth".

"It's soul-destroying really. I can understand why the lads are down".

The Blues have had a two-week period off, with their last game a 2-0 defeat away to Everton in the Premier League.

"We were a little bit nervous".

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