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Maurizio Sarri joined Chelsea from Napoli in July

Roma are reportedly interested in appointing Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri as the club's new manager at the end of the season. They were utterly terrible once again.

And Sarri bemoaned a lack of time to mastermind an upturn in fortunes, with Thursday's visit of Malmo in the Europa League followed by City in Sunday's Carabao Cup final and Tottenham in the Premier League on February 27.

Chelsea are at Stamford Bridge tonight to take on Malmo in the first knockout round of the Europa League.

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The Blues' latest setback, a 2-0 fifth round FA Cup defeat against Manchester United, saw the Chelsea fans turning on the ex-Napoli manager as they sang chants saying "f*ck Sarri-ball" before joining the Red Devils supporters in singing "you're getting sacked in the morning!"

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Monday's 2-0 defeat at home to Manchester United saw the Blues exit the FA Cup, while they're now sixth in the Premier League following a 6-0 humbling at Manchester City. I know very well that when we lose (are losing) I have to put a striker on the pitch and when we win (are winning) I have to put a defender on the pitch. "But I want to see football in another way", he said. But after a first half devoid of entertainment that had seen Chelsea's players leave the pitch to some boos, the Frenchman's interception and lightning quick break to play in Willian was evidence that he is capable of doing both as Olivier Giroud tapped home the Brazilian's flawless cross before Barkley and Hudson-Odoi made the result safe. But we are trying to talk with the players.

He admitted: "We need to win three or four matches in a row".

"It's not like we are doing box to box runs".

"At the moment, we are making mistakes with a lot of players. I am not sure [I will be] but I have to think this, because I have to work and I want to work with a long-term target".

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