Maurizio Sarri has turned Chelsea into Arsenal, says Jamie Carragher


Carragher’s criticism came during the Blues’ 6-0 thrashing to City on Sunday – their second thumping on the road in just under a fortnight

Jamie Carragher labelled Chelsea’s stars as “too weak” after their 6-0 thumping at Manchester City on Sunday.

The Liverpool legend also believes Maurizio Sarri has turned the Blues into Arsenal, who have suffered several heavy away defeats themselves in recent years – most recently a 5-1 loss at Anfield in December.

Maurizio Sarri is under increasing pressure at Chelsea

City were 4-0 up inside 25 minutes thanks to Sergio Aguero’s double and goals from Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan.

Second-half strikes from Aguero and Sterling completed the rout as Chelsea crashed to their heaviest defeat since 1991, a 7-0 loss to Nottingham Forest.

Speaking at half-time, the Sky Sports pundit said: “City have been outstanding, but this has been as bad as anything from Chelsea this season.

“It’s only halfway through Sarri’s first season but the worst thing I can say is it looks like he has turned Chelsea into Arsenal.

“The Arsenal team that has got battered away from home in the last seven or eight years because they have been too weak.

Raheem Sterling scored two in the 6-0 thumping over the Blues

Raheem Sterling scored two in the 6-0 thumping over the Blues

“You couldn’t say that about Chelsea in the past, but this looks like a weak team.

“The first goal is criminal from [Marcos] Alonso. It’s so casual three or four minutes into a big game. He was not switched on at all.”

The defeat has raised further questions over the future of Sarri, who has lost three of his last four Premier League games.

The Blues boss issued an apology to supporters for the horror show after the game in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT.

Chelsea will be aiming to get back to winning ways on Thursday night when they travel to Malmo for the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

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