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Chelsea Suffer Worst Defeat Since 28yrs As Mancity Smashes 6-0 Pass Them


I have not seen a game Chelsea performed so below their abilities like this. The ball work was like playing a club in Nigeria, defense is like the defence of a division 7 club. Is Sarri correct when he said Chelse players are difficult to motivate? According to Chelsea's history or hiring and firing at ease, Sarri's position is in trouble now. 

Manchester City smashed 6 pass Chelsea yesterday creating a history and scoring 4 goal against them in the first half. Sergio Aguero was Manchester City's hat-trick hero again as they returned to the top of the Premier League in scintillating style by outclassing Chelsea at Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool's win against Bournemouth meant Pep Guardiola's side needed victory to return to the summit, albeit having played one game more.

And their job was done after a sensational opening burst brought four goals in the first 25 minutes as Chelsea were left bedraggled, humiliated and on the receiving end of their worst defeat since they lost 7-0 at Nottingham Forest in April 1991.

The rout started after four minutes when Chelsea were caught napping by Kevin De Bruyne's quick free-kick which left Raheem Sterling to fire in at the far post before Aguero, who had already missed an open goal, curled a magnificent right-foot finish past the stretching Kepa Arrizabalaga from 25 yards.

Chelsea's embarrassment was symbolised by Ross Barkley's inexplicable header straight to the feet of Aguero to poach his second and Ilkay Gundogan capped that early blitz with a low drive.

Aguero completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after 56 minutes following Cesar Azpilicueta's foul on Sterling, his 15th treble for City and a record-equalling 11th in the Premier League, an honour he shares with Alan Shearer. It was also his second in successive home games after his hat-trick in the 3-1 win against Arsenal.

Sterling then piled on the agony for Chelsea with the sixth, turning in from six yards after David Silva's threaded pass released Oleksandr Zinchenko down the left.

Here's everything Chelsea boss Sarri said on Sky Sports:

Question: Maurizio, horrible day for you, how do you explain it?

Sarri: At the moment I am not able to explain. During the week my feeling was really, really good in training. So at the moment maybe we conceded a goal in three minutes against these opponents and it was really, really difficult to play.

And it was really, very difficult not to give them spaces and so we were in trouble, but I am not able at the moment to understand because as I said before during the week my feeling was really good.

Q: I understand what you say, difficult time for you to go into it, but do you think individual errors was the thing that cost you, or the approach on reflection wrong?

Sarri: I think we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents, they play really fantastic football and we made a lot of mistakes.

Q: Are you able to tell us what the plan was today, and did you change anything at all because it's Manchester City or did you say 'this is how we play, we keep doing it'?

Sarri: No, we wanted to press them from the beginning of the action but then the plan was completely over because we conceded a goal in three minutes so it was really, very difficult.

Q: At the moment, the way you want your players to play and press. Are they able to do it the way you want them to do it?

Sarri: No, not always, I think today the big difference between the two teams was the intensity of pressing. They press really, really well with really high intensity and we were not able to do it.

Q: After Arsenal and Bournemouth you talked about mentality, motivation. Did you see that as a problem today?

Sarri: I don't think the motivation - as I said before my feeling was really, very good in the week. It was really, very good yesterday and during the warm-up. I think we were not able to react in the right way. We had only to stay in the match. It can happen. We were not able to stay in the match.

Q: Why do you think it keeps happening to you away from home? This is Arsenal, Bournemouth and now this all in a row?

Sarri: I think at the moment we have a big problem away.

Q: What's causing that do you think?

Sarri: I don't know because at the beginning of the season we played better away than at home. Now in the last month everything has changed so we need to understand it's not easy. But we need to understand because we need to play in every situation, after a positive situation, after a negative situation we need to play to stay in the match.

Q: This is Chelsea's worst ever Premier League defeat on the back of Arsenal and Bournemouth. Do you worry that a result like that, at a club like Chelsea, will bring pressure and scrutiny?

Sarri: I think that is right. I am in charge of the team so it is right.

Q: So what happens next, will you have discussions over your future?

Sarri: I don't know. Not at the moment but I think it will happen, it's normal and something we need to do.

Q: I just have to clarify this. You think in the next week you'll be sitting down with the people at Chelsea to discuss if you're still manager?

Sarri: I don't know, you'll have to ask the club. I have no idea about this at the moment.

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