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Chelsea analysis: The flaws in Maurizio Sarri's methods exposed by Man City and how to fix them

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Was the defeat Maurizio Sarri’s fault, or was it simply a case of his players not being good enough?

Commonly, in most footballing contests, one team takes the superior role, and the other takes the inferior role, certainly in terms of possession.

How did Chelsea, who had won their previous match 5-0 against Huddersfield, manage to lose by such a margin against a supposed direct rival?



Below, is a basic example of Chelsea’s pressing problem in the match.

Usually, the team visiting the Etihad would naturally assume the inferior position by realistically accepting that Man City, especially as the home side, will dominate the play.

It was Chelsea’s heaviest ever Premier League defeat, and it was delivered by arguably the best side that the country has ever seen.

The match finished 6-0, despite being initially portrayed as a competitive clash between two English heavyweights.
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