Maurizio Sarri Won't Walk Away From Chelsea, Former Blues Coach Says

Fans are ready

It may have taken nearly two years, but Chelsea fans finally have the quality striker that they have been waiting on since the departure of Diego Costa in 2017.

Manchester City have apologised to Chelsea for the music that rang out around the Etihad Stadium following the hosts' 6-0 victory on Sunday.

Sarri made an encouraging start to his tenure. But now there are three teams vying for that final Champions League spot, not two like was expected in December.

This match will also set the stage for the late season clash between the clubs to be played in Manchester on 27 April 2019, which could end up deciding the fate of each team's Premier League season.

Former Chelsea captain Frank Lampard is the bookmakers' favourite to become the next permanent boss as pressure mounts on Maurizio Sarri.

'It is certainly a club I respect and a manager that I respect so it wouldn't make me smile or anything different because my job is here. At the beginning [of the season] it worked.

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City have now scored 33 goals in their last five home games in all competitions and have a chance of lifting their first silverware of the season when they face Chelsea again at Wembley in the League Cup final on February 24.

Pep Guardiola warned his players that his relentless pursuit of success will not cease despite Manchester City's return to the top of the table. Now we need to understand the reasons why it isn't working.

While Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are leading Manchester United's resurgence since Jose Mourinho's firing, they're far from the only players who've excelled in his absence.

A fan tweeted: "Fair play to Antonio Rüdiger who came over to the Chelsea supporters to apologise and was abused by a "fan" in the away section. People expect with a new manager and buying players it comes immediately, but it needs time". And do not compound that by saying: "If the president calls, I'll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him".

"I don't know", he said when asked if he was concerned about his job.

"I try to keep those good memories, and special thanks to my team-mates for helping me, but what matters most is winning".

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