Maurizio Sarri contemplates bringing in Psychologist to get Chelsea back on track
PREMIER LEAGUE By Mirror | December 24th 2018
Maurizio Sarri says he is contemplating bringing in a psychologist to help get his Chelsea side back on track.
The Blues suffered a second defeat in four Premier League games on Saturday, as Leicester left Stamford Bridge with all three points.
Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game to hand the Foxes victory, as Chelsea spurned a number of chances to not only draw, but to claim victory themselves.
And Sarri insisted post-game that it wasn’t tactics or any physical problems that led to a first home loss under his management.
“I had a sports psychologist 15 years ago in Italy, but it was difficult because the clubs were not ready then,” said Sarri.
"But [now] we can talk about it – why not? The reason we lost was not our physical condition.
“On Saturday, we were very good for 55 minutes and then two minutes after the goal we were in trouble. So I think there is another reason.
"We reacted a little shocked and with mental confusion. We had to only keep playing as we did before the goal, there was time to recover.”
The result left Chelsea 11 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Germany international Antonio Rudiger agreed with his manager’s theory and gave his own stark analysis.
"It’s a disaster. We don’t talk about the title any more. If we can’t win these games, we can’t compete.
"With all due respect, if we don’t win these kinds of matches, we don’t need to speak about Liverpool or City."
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