Stories in Saturday’s newspapers involving Chelsea…
There continues to be speculation over the future of Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea enter a crucial period of matches.
The Blues face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City and a Premier League clash with rivals Tottenham.
The Daily Mail reports that Chelsea’s players believe a change is in the offing following a recent poor run of results, which included a 6-0 hammering at City.
One player is said to have “confided in his adviser” that he thinks Sarri will be sacked if Chelsea do not win at least one of their next two matches.
The Mail also suggest owner Roman Abramovich’s interest in the club is dwindling and that the Russian now has “less inclination” to compete with big-spending City and Manchester United for top players.
Meanwhile, The Times say key figures at Stamford Bridge are questioning the judgement of director Marina Granovskaia.