Sensational City hit Sarri’s struggling side for six

Tuesday, 12 Feb, 2019

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is under a huge amount of pressure after his side suffered their heaviest defeat in Premier League history. Recently it isn't even their first response-less drubbing in the last fortnight after Bournemouth battered them 4-0 at the end of January.

Asked if this defeat made him fear that his style of football can not work at Chelsea, Sarri replied: "No, because today I didn't see my football".

"I am worried about my team, I am worried about the performance but my job is always at risk so I am not worried about the club". You'd have to ask the club.

City were helped by the vulnerable nature of Chelsea's defence but in truth few teams would have been able to survive the speed, precision and directness they produced. At the beginning [of the season] it worked.

"In the last three or four matches we were without a reaction from the first difficulty so we need to understand". After 3-0 they were much better than us and after 5-0 it was not easy for them.

While there is no doubting our chief football writer that this display was one of the most impressive, the line got us thinking about just what was the best outing from the top flight. "Now we are playing better at home than away".

"Today I didn't see my football", Sarri said.

However, head coach Sarri still has no intention of changing his philosophy.

"If the president calls I'd even be happy, seeing as I never hear from him", Sarri said. He wants to try to do that.

"It is hard to describe our performance, it's hard also to understand". Mine was hard too.

"[Sarri] needs time and that depends on the believers, the owners, people in charge".

Antonio Rudiger was involved in a heated exchange with Chelsea supporter as he gave his match shirt to a fan as he went to apologise for an embarrassing 6-0 defeat to league leaders Manchester City.

The victory was City's third in the space of eight days since a surprise defeat at Newcastle, leaving Guardiola understandably delighted.

While Tottenham are still outsiders to win their first English title since 1961, their ability to stay in contention, despite injuries to key players Harry Kane and Dele Alli suggests they shouldn't be completely written off.

Guardiola was asked about it and he played it down after speaking to Sarri's assistant manager Gianfranco Zola - who said Sarri did not see him.