Mourinho begs Chelsea fans to support Sarri for improved performance next season

Elena Summers
March 6, 2019

The Chilean worldwide left the pitch with the suspected knee problem after 52 minutes and he was swiftly replaced by young Portuguese fullback Diogo Dalot.

In reality, his emphatic applauding of the crowd was the most action his palms had received all evening: we'll never know if Mauricio Pochettino had identified a weakness in the Chelsea goal, as his side never really deigned to test it.

Manchester United had to come from behind to beat Southampton 3-2 with Romelu Lukaku getting two goals for the Red Devils.

A season that started so promisingly for both Chelsea and Sarri has quickly gone sour with the eight-time Premier League champions now firmly embroiled in a dogfight for top-four.

The Spaniard was dropped for the midweek win over Tottenham over the fall-out from the Carabao Cup Final defeat to Manchester City, with the 24-year-old refusing to be substituted for Willy Caballero with the game headed to a penalty shoot-out. He made a mistake and a misunderstanding.

Arsenal legend Pires has admitted that he can not see Sarri staying on as Chelsea FC manager into next season, and believes that former Real Madrid boss would be a good candidate to replace him. "He understood and reacted really very well".

Revealing he didn't tell Kepa he had been recalled until a team meeting on the day of the game, Sarri said: 'He played very well. There wasn't another way but I think that Kepa is a man. I spoke with him during this week and he understood. We have to fight to the last minute of the last match, he said.

Chelsea fans could not resist the opportunity to poke fun at Danny Drinkwater after the club took to social media to wish him a happy birthday.

Babel's corner evaded everyone and Chambers, left in acres of space at the back post, rifled the ball into the back of the net before the players ran to celebrate with their new boss.

Fulham were finding it impossible to stifle Willian and Azpilicueta down the right and the pair combined to tee up Higuain, whose powerful strike drew a brilliant one-handed save from Sergio Rico.

"There were a lot of factors that made us think, "Wow!"

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