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Chelsea news: Gary Neville reveals where it all went wrong for Chelsea

11 Feb 2019, 00:23 IST

Chelsea are struggling under Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea are struggling under Maurizio Sarri

What's the news?

After a 6-0 defeat against Manchester City, Gary Neville has criticized Chelsea for the lack of unity within the side under Maurizio Sarri.

In case you didn't know...

Chelsea appointed Maurizio Sarri as their manager at the start of the season, and it all started well for them under him. They stayed unbeaten in the opening 12 games for the season and were going toe-to-toe with Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.

However, they lost their momentum as the season grew, and are now 15 points behind the league leaders, Manchester City. They have lost three out of their last four Premier League games and are yet to win a league game away from home in 2019.

The heart of the matter

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has slammed Chelsea for having lack of harmony within the team, and believes that it is the main reason behind the Blues' recent slump.

He said: “I’ve been here for many times with Chelsea over the past five or six years, I wish they wouldn't put themselves in these positions where they seem to want to damage each other, PR against each other. I don't like it,” 

“They've been so successful as a club and I've loved some of the teams we've seen but they always have these seasons where you just think it's not going to go well for a manager, they start speaking against the players, I can't motivate them

He further elaborated: “The players are so talented but they have got it in them when they sort of switch off and do what they want.”

What's next?

Chelsea's primary objective this season will be qualifying for Champions League next season, but are unlikely to achieve it given their recent performances. They will play Malmo FF in the Europa League next, before facing Manchester United at Old Trafford in the FA Cup on February 19.

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