Video: Maurizio Sarri slams Chelsea players with brutal criticism after defeat to Arsenal

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was far from impressed after his side’s defeat to Arsenal on Saturday, and he let his players know publicly.

The Blues were second best at the Emirates throughout in their 2-0 loss, and they certainly struggled once again to create any meaningful opportunities in the final third.

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In turn, that allowed their London rivals to cut the gap to fourth place to just three points, while Manchester United are also just three points adrift now too.

With that in mind, the pressure will undoubtedly be building on Chelsea in the coming weeks to produce a positive reaction, but Sarri clearly isn’t happy with the attitude and approach of his players and slammed them for it in his post-match comments, as seen in the tweet below.

It remains to be seen how his squad will react to being criticised publicly for being ‘difficult to motivate’, while perhaps the impending arrival of Gonzalo Higuain, as per the Guardian, could be a major boost to give them fresh impetus and real quality in the final third to fire them back into form.

The Argentine worked with Sarri at Napoli, and so will undoubtedly be immediately fully aware of the expectations and demands that the Italian tactician has.

However, based on the assessment below, it’s perhaps a little more concerning for Chelsea fans if Sarri can’t motivate the squad to match Arsenal’s determination in such an important fixture.

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