Maurizio Sarri’s job is safe but ball-hogging tedium at Chelsea cannot go on | Dominic Fifield
Chelsea need an injection of pace, width, even aggression, anything to make boom-and-bust team less predictable
The clamour around Chelsea is for change albeit, within the club at least, that does not extend to tinkering with the management.
There are no first-team delegations primed with complaints and queuing up outside Marina Granovskaia’s office just yet. While it is never wise to pre-suppose Roman Abramovich’s mood, the hierarchy are less inclined these days to fire a manager who has barely had time to reinstate ketchup on the menu at the training ground canteen.