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Ex-Stoke City star believes Chelsea will continue backing Maurizio Sarri

Former Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen believes Chelsea will continue backing Maurizio Sarri for the head coach role despite the club’s 6-0 embarrassment at the hands of Manchester City last weekend. The Blues manager has come under fire with the club’s losing streak on the road and of late, this has contributed to question marks regarding his future.

However, speaking to Optus Sport, Sorensen has said that the Blues hierarchy will maintain their faith in the Italian tactician with the opportunity to turn things around, he said: “That’s where you have to trust the people in charge at the club. They choose the direction of where you’re going and they’ve gone with Sarri. And they, you would expect, have to buy full into that and you need time. I know in today’s day and age you don’t have it. You look at [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer and there will be talks now that he doesn’t deserve the manager’s job because they [Manchester United] lost. So it is really tough.”

“The Blues have been profound to regularly swapping managers under the Roman Abramovich era“ and it would not come as a surprise, should they part ways with Sarri. However, they could offer the remainder of the season to overcome the situation while achieving the club’s minimal aim which should be to return to the “Champions League next term“.

The west London club have been occupying the fourth position for most of the campaign but they have recently dropped one point off the same after Manchester United and Arsenal leapfrogged during the previous gameweek. Nonetheless, they have the opportunity to make amends during the forthcoming round of fixtures and it will be interesting to see whether the players can respond with strong performances after their recent mauling by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.