Sarri still defiant after Chelsea are poor again

Maurizio Sarri remained defiant about his position after Chelsea supporters once again called for him to be sacked during the win at Cardiff.

The Blues were poor in Wales but late goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek gave them a 2-1 victory.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Sarri admitted his team had some luck but insisted they did deserve to win.

Sarri said: “We were lucky because in the first half we didn’t play very well. We were lucky for the timing and for the first goal, but in the end I think we deserved to win.”

The points were welcome but the performance did little to win over the Italian’s critics.

“I know very well the reaction of the fans,” he added. “I was really disappointed for my players because they were fighting. Probably it was much better to wait for the end of the match but for me it is not a big problem.

“I am getting used to this. I have to work to change the opinion.

“We need to win matches. If we win matches the fans will be happy. We need to improve and we need to be better but in a season you need to win matches like this. Today we started very badly but in the end we won with a bit of luck.

“I want to stay here because when I arrived here his team was 30 points behind Manchester City so I want to stay here and improve results.

“Of course it isn’t very easy because at the moment there is a difference between Man City, Liverpool and us.”

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