Chelsea hold crisis talks with Maurizio Sarri amid concerns over recent performances
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Chelsea have held crisis talks with Maurizio Sarri after a poor run of form, according to Sky Sports.
BREAKING: Senior figures at @ChelseaFC have held discussions over Maurizio Sarri's future as head coach amid concern over recent performances and results, @SkySportsNews understands. #SSN pic.twitter.com/ilrx954jlb
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 19, 2019
After a promising start to the season, winning their first six matches and lasting until November 24 before they lost a match in any competition, Chelsea have struggled in recent weeks.
A 6-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad sparked panic among fans, who are growing increasingly tired of his style of play.
Sarri's decision to persist with Jorginho, whom he brought to the club from Napoli last summer, has been the main cause of anger among supporters, many of whom want to see N'Golo Kanté play at the base of midfield.
Chelsea have never granted managers much patience, and it looks as if Sarri's time could be up very soon, depending on the outcome of these crisis talks.
A number of names are already being linked with the Chelsea job in the event of Sarri being sacked before the end of the season, including Zinedine Zidane, who has been out of work since he stepped down as Real Madrid boss at the end of last season.