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Sarri 'not sure' if he still has backing of Chelsea players after poor run of results

The Blues have now lost three of their last five games after suffering defeat to Man United in the FA Cup.

Maurizio Sarri on the sideline during Chelsea's defeat to Man United.
Maurizio Sarri on the sideline during Chelsea's defeat to Man United.
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CHELSEA BOSS MAURIZIO Sarri has admitted that he is not sure whether his players are still with him following his side’s 2-0 loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup.

The Blues have now lost three of their last five games in all competitions without scoring, with Bournemouth and Manchester City inflicting 4-0 and 6-0 defeats, respectively.

Sarri has just six days to try and pick his players up before their Carabao Cup final against City, a game which could prove decisive in whether or not he keeps his job.

And the Italian admitted he was not entirely sure if his players still backed him following the recent run of poor results. 

I think [the players are still with me]. Of course, I am not sure, but I think so,” Sarri said after the game.

“I think the situation with the players is really very good for the relationship, but the relationship is not so important. 

“It’s important to play, it’s important to get good results, but my relationship with my players is good at the moment.”

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Sarri also voiced his frustration at the lack of fight his players showed – a criticism he has levelled at them before.

“We need all to improve because I am not able to get out of my players a very high level of aggression and determination.” 

Chelsea play Malmo next in the second leg of their Europa League knockout tie, having won the first leg 2-1.

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