This Is Not Sarriball, Chelsea manager fumes


Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is angry at his players for not sticking to instructions after he revealed he could and should have won the game against Manchester United

Speaking at the post match conference after the 2-2 draw with Jose Mourinho’s side at the Stamford Bridge, Sarri revealed he was disappointed.

He said: ‘I am really disappointed in this type of performance.

‘Getting to two-all in the last minute is OK for the confidence of my players, but I have to look at something else. I have seen the match on the bench, and now want to study the second half of the match.

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‘They have to play in my character. We are not organised like this to play the long ball. I don’t want the long ball, I don’t want the second ball. I want to play with short passes – stop!’

He added: ‘I always want to play for three points.

‘For 60 minutes we played our football. Then, after they came back to one-all, we didn’t play our football, only the long ball. We are not organised [to challenge] for [the] second ball.

‘In this type of football, United is better than us.’

Ross Barkley scored at the death to even the score line after Anthony Martial cancelled Rudiger’s opener before adding another goal to give Manchester United the lead