Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed three of Chelsea’s problems under Maurizio Sarri this season.
Sarri was made Chelsea boss last summer after the departure of Antonio Conte, but despite his arrival, the Blues have not been consistent with their performances.
Despite suffering some of the most embarrassing defeats one can imagine this season, Sarri’s side are currently fourth in the Premier League, and are in the semi-final of the UEFA Europa League.
Speaking to beIN Sports, Wenger said: “For Sarri it is his first season in England. He certainly likes a game with possession his team has good possession but they lack goals.
“If you compare the possession they have – always in every game around 70 per cent – and the number of goals they score, I think they have not enough players who are going behind defenders.
“They don’t have enough pace to take advantage. Hazard has to come deep to make the difference on his own sometimes.”
Over the weekend, the Blues played a 1-1 draw with Manchester United, a result that prevented them from moving four points clear off Arsenal who lost to Leicester City by three goals to nothing.
The Blues still have to battle Watford and Leicester City to maintain their position in the top-four of the Premier League this season.
According to a recent report in the Sun, Sarri’s coaching staff are convinced they could be sacked at the end of the current season. Recently, Sarri’s coaching staff were openly talking about being sacked, despite the fact that they are likely to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are close to reaching an agreement with Spanish club Leganes over a permanent deal for current loanee Kenneth Omeruo.
The two sides want the deal to be completed as soon as possible, and an agreement should happen before the end of the campaign.
Kenneth Omeruo is yet to make an appearance for the Premier League giants since joining back in 2012, with the Nigerian being sent out on multiple loan spells.
ADO Den Haag, Alanyaspor, Kasimpasa and Middlesbrough have been the player’s previous destinations, before making the loan move to Spain this season.
However, the defender will likely remain in La Liga next season, with the player admitting that he wants a permanent stay with Leganes.
He said: “I want to stay in Spain, but right now the club needs to pay or reach an agreement with Chelsea.
“I know they are working towards it and will reach a decision soon. I just want to keep playing well. I’ve seen the importance of playing where Nigerians can watch they can see me every week and know how improved my game has been.”
“I want to stay in Spain, maybe a bigger club. If not, then Leganes. I think this year is the year where I stay as I need a home.”