Written by Dan Davis (@dan_davis20)
Manager Maurizio Sarri was reportedly seen in a verbal altercation with an angry Chelsea supporter outside Vitality Stadium last night.
The rumour comes in the aftermath of the Blues’ heavy 4-0 defeat against Bournemouth, which further piled the pressure on the Italian boss just six months into his reign.
Sarri was filmed leaving the stadium in a separate vehicle after the supposed altercation with a supporter, whilst the rest of Chelsea’s backroom staff, including assistant manager Gianfranco Zola, were believed to have boarded the team coach instead.
Josh King had fired the Cherries in front just moments after the restart following a goalless first half, before David Brooks, a second from King and Charlie Daniels added further humiliation to the scoreline.
The Chelsea boss then held a 50-minute inquest inside the visitors’ dressing room, before finally emerging to carry out his post-match media duties.
Sarri later spectacularly claimed in his press conference: “Maybe I am not able to motivate these players”, before shouldering blame for the defeat.
Chelsea will look to bounce back against Huddersfield this weekend, as the race to qualify for Europe heats up.
— Calum Goddard-Mocklow (@calumgoddard) 30 January 2019