DION DUBLIN is convinced Maurizio Sarri has blundered big time by calling out his players in public.
The Chelsea boss slammed his side for lacking character following their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal.
They lost 4-0 to Bournemouth on Wednesday to pile more pressure on the Italian boss and Dublin thinks that criticism should have been kept in house.
The wheels are in grave danger of coming off at Chelsea and they fell out of the top four following their hammering on the south coast.
And following Sarri’s public comments Dublin is not surprised at all.
Host Mark Pougatch asked on 5Live: “The calling out from Sarri of his players, is that going to have a hugely detrimental effect, do you suspect, on this Chelsea team?
Dublin told 5Live: “Yes I think it will, Mark.
“I don’t think players like to hear the manager saying those kinds of things in public, it’s not the done thing, for me.
“I’m pretty sure Leon [Osman] will agree. If the manager wants to say something to you just keep it in the dressing room.
“Tell your players to their faces that you’re not happy with this, you’re hard to motivate. You’ll accept that.
“But when you start telling the public, expecting to get a reaction from yourself or the fans or whatever you’ve done, I think it’s not going to help that togetherness that they seem to be lacking at the moment.
“I’m looking at the stats here, 68 per cent possession Chelsea. That just tells you they’re maybe a bit weak through the core of the team and the squad.
“You can’t achieve anything if you’ve not got a strong core.
“They’ve got a load of quality, a sprinkling of quality, what you have to have if you are wanting to success and you want to win silverware, the core’s got to be strong and there can be sprinklings of quality to do all the rest of it for you.”