Chelsea fans voice discontent with stultifying Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich makes dramatic Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer decision

In the midst of a hectic schedule that includes a home game against Wolves on Sunday, Sarri is considering taking a risk by resting some of his stars for the Kiev game.

"In seven days, we played 120 minutes in a very hard match against City and 90 minutes - very expensive (in terms of energy) - against Tottenham and today we had to play a very important derby".

"We have two games in the Premier League before the global break, we have to be focused on those, and two legs of the Europa League and let's see where we can finish, but our aim as always at Chelsea is to try to finish as high as possible".

It has been a short reign, marked by Sarri's stubbornness and misplaced conservatism, and, barring a surprise cup final win against Manchester City, it is set to end prematurely, not with a bang but with a whimper.

"The Premier League is the [league] where you sometimes have to lose your identity a bit to adapt to the characteristics of the game and the opponents".

Sarri thought Kepa was injured, but the world's most expensive goalkeeper - a £71.6million buy from Athletic Bilbao - insisted he could play on.

The penalty shootout then began with Kepa in goal, but despite him saving Leroy Sane's penalty, his teammates David Luiz and Jorginho couldn't convert from the spot, handing the trophy to Manchester City and the headlines to Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Sarri's tactics have been heavily criticised in recent months and during the 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, sections of the Chelsea faithful seemed to be in full out revolt against their coach, serenading the 60-year-old Italian with chants of 'You don't know what you're doing, ' and 'F*ck Sarri-ball'. "Now is enough. But now I know very well that [Willy] Caballero is a very good goalkeeper and [an] important man for our group and our dressing room, so I have to find space for him".

'Jorginho has a very strong character, a very strong personality, ' Sarri said.

"We need this kind of player", Hazard added.

Parker was taking his first match in charge after replacing Claudio Ranieri as Fulham manager on Thursday.

"When everyone talked about my dismissal, I was talking with the club to plan the team for next season, so I was always relaxed".

"I wouldn't want to do it any other way". I said it to all of them. "But he needs all the team to understand very well our way of football".

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