Hundreds of Chelsea season-ticket holders are selling their seats for the club’s upcoming Premier League games in a protest against manager Maurizio Sarri, reports claim.
Blues supporters have grown increasingly frustrated with the Italian’s philosophy and they have already made their feelings known following a poor run of results.
Fans have booed Jorginho, the figurehead of Sarri’s possession-based style, and chants of ‘f*** Sarri-ball’ continue to ring around Stamford Bridge.
Now, according to the Daily Mail, some season-ticket holders are planning to boycott the games against Brighton, West Ham and Burnley next month.
Sari’s job is already under threat with the club’s top-four hopes hanging by a thread.
Chelsea are sixth in the Premier League with eight games to go and could be forced to win the Europa League if they want to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
And the number of tickets available for sale on ticket exchange websites will alarm the club’s hierarchy.
The Mail reports that more than 400 season-ticket holders have made their seats available for the London derby against West Ham on April 8, while close to 700 tickets are being sold ahead of Burnley’s visit on April 22.
The Blues slipped to yet another damning defeat away from home last weekend, losing 2-0 at Everton to leave them winless in their last two league games.
While they face an uphill battle to finish in the top four, they have been drawn a favourable route to the Europa League final in Baku, with Slavia Prague their quarter-final opponents.
Two consecutive seasons without Champions League football would create panic at Chelsea, who have also been hit with a two-window transfer ban by FIFA.