Sarri's job on line as Man City hit humiliated Chelsea for six

  • Sarri's job on line as Man City hit humiliated Chelsea for six

Sarri's job on line as Man City hit humiliated Chelsea for six

The treble was his 11th in the Premier League, equalling the record of Alan Shearer, his second in three games and his 15th in City colours. You have to ask the club.

The defeat at City was Chelsea's heaviest in Premier League history and follows a calamitous 4-0 thrashing at Bournemouth at the end of last month. At the moment we have a big problem away [from home]. We need to understand the reasons.

'Then I need to carry on, think about the team and try to score goals.

The Catalan also suffered during his first year in charge, but always retained the faith of the club's director of football and his former Barcelona colleague Txiki Begiristain before leading City to the title with a record 100 points last season. "In the 20 minutes after the first goal we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents because they played some fantastic football".

"My first year was hard too. People expect with a new manager and buying players it comes immediately, but it needs time".

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".

Despite all the accolades, the Argentinian claims all that really matters is winning trophies and this emphatic victory took quadruple-chasing City back to the top of the Premier League. At the moment I don't know, maybe the goal we conceded after three minutes against this opponent was really very hard to play, not to give them spaces, so we were in trouble.

Sarri rushed down the tunnel after the game without shaking Pep Guardiola's hands, but insisted he did not see the Spaniard, and would see him after the game as usual. But of course as usually I will go to say hello to him later, as usual. I wanted to go to the dressing room and didn't see him.

"We are there, we are the leaders, but Liverpool have one more game (in hand)". Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Leicester City 3-1 earlier on Sunday, are five points behind.

Guardiola had left David Silva on the bench but his midfield looked perfectly balanced with De Bruyne and Gundogan providing a presence in the middle and Bernardo Silva, who seems to get better with every game, in imperious form on the right flank.

"Some players have privately started to complain that everything is "too tactical" and that there is now an overload of instructions that they can't keep up with".