Maurizio Sarri explains Callum Hudson-Odoi’s absence in Chelsea FC loss

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri apologised to fans after being confronted by fans following their thrashing at Bournemouth.

The Blues' drubbing at Bournemouth - a second consecutive league defeat - left the spotlight on manager Maurizio Sarri, who locked himself in the changing room with his players for 45 minutes after the game.

A section of travelling supporters at the Vitality Stadium sung, "You don't know what you're doing" when new recruit Gonzalo Higuain was substituted midway through the second-half collapse, while another fan confronted Sarri upon his exit from the stadium after a lengthy dressing-room debrief.

According to Metro (UK), Sarri met with his players without his assistants in the dressing room for about an hour, and demanding an explanation on his players shambolic performance on the night.

"Maybe it's my fault", he added, "maybe I'm not able to motivate them".

"At the end of first half it was impossible to think the second would be a disaster and I want to understand why". It's hard to understand why.

"Whereas now, and this is not all players because I've worked with some brilliant lads who you can be harsh with, but a lot of players will take it differently now. They were really patient and we need to work to change the mentality and go on".

Naturally, his absence from the starting XI for Chelsea FC's 4-0 loss to Bournemouth on the south coast fuelled speculation that a move to Bayern could be on the cards. "It was a very tough result after two wins in the cup".

Chelsea have dropped out of the top four following back to back league defeats at the hands of Arsenal and more recently Bournemouth.

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"If that is not a real chance and goalscoring situation, I do not know what is", Klopp said of Maguire's escape.

I would much, much prefer the lad to stay but I understand he wants games of football.

"The managers in and around the relegation zone are the ones that are normally very active", the 39-year-old said. Rather than join the squad on the team bus, a visibly dismayed Sarri was driven back to London.

With Howe admitting that he targeted Jorginho by instructing Brooks to shut him down, former Everton midfielder Leon Osman questioned Sarri's utilisation of N'Golo Kante.

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