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That has sparked rumours around Chelsea that Holland is interested in a temporary return, although the club insist they have not held talks with any potential successors to Sarri.

Pep Guardiola has admitted he is surprised by Chelsea's revolving-door policy with managers as he prepares for Sunday's League Cup final, the match that could seal the fate of the London club's current boss Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri urged supporters to back the player and felt the team's poor start to the game demonstrated his importance.

"But we need to have a clear idea because from now until the end of the season we have to decide, I think". They are used to winning, and now we are in trouble.

Jorginho has struggled badly at times when targeted by other teams, leading many to call for Kante to be restored to his favoured role, but Sarri has revealed that he does not think the France global can pass the ball fast enough to suit his system. "I hope that our fans will be able to understand that Jorginho, for us, is really a very important player".

"I want to remind you that Callum, with this one, played 14 matches". "So it's not easy for a young player to play with the consistency with his team-mates".

The 48-year-old spent eight years with Chelsea and has been in attendance for some of their recent matches. I don't know at the moment.

'Of course, in every season, I was the coach who arrived from below.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men when Rasmus Bengtsson was sent off for a second yellow card before Barkley's free-kick.

The club would have had a first row seat as Sarri nearly broke Juventus' domestic dominance with his excellent brand of football at Napoli before he joined Chelsea, and are keen to bring that to Stadio Olimpico.

"I said the same after we lost there (to Chelsea in December) and won here, my opinion of him is the same".

"Manchester City are another calibre to us".

"If you play players out of their position, you're taking away their happiness and when their happiness goes, players are going to start looking at somewhere else", said the former Chelsea defender. "City will ask more questions of Chelsea".

  • Steve Townsend