Chelsea's 6-0 humiliation at Manchester City has led to suggestions Sarri's days could be numbered at Stamford Bridge. Just 11 days previously, an embarrassing 4-0 loss at Bournemouth had set the bar at a new low in the Roman Abramovich era.
Chelsea play Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday and the Telegraph believe Sarri is under pressure to win the tournament as doing so would clinch qualification for the Champions League, which the newspaper say is rated more important than the Carabao Cup or FA Cup. It appears as though his future will be decided once-and-for-all over this period, even if the club will hesitate to take action until the end of the ongoing campaign. Players who are talented but who have not been featured in the squad as much, such as Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan, and Gabriel Jesus, will play valuable matches in the Premier League during this stretch, and they will surely need to be in top form for City to stay in the title race.
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City also have their own battle to win the Premier League top goal scorer award.
City are ahead of Liverpool atop the table on goal difference, but Jurgen Klopp's men have a game in hand, making the trip to Old Trafford on February 24. "We conceded more chances than usual, but I think the victory is fair", Pochettino said.
Sarri is running out of time to appease the Chelsea board and fans, but Cesar Azpilicueta has taken the first step in winning the fans back by apologising to them after their humiliating defeat, describing it as one of the lowest points in his career.
"It is one of the worst nights in my career". I'm far from being convinced about Jorginho on both things that I've said.