Jamie Redknapp highlights the major tactical mistake Maurizio Sarri made against Manchester City

first_imgRedknapp believes Kante should have taken up a deeper position (Picture: Getty)‘It wasn’t that Chelsea gave up at the Etihad or stopped running for their manager. They were simply too predictable.‘Every time Chelsea made a mistake, City were lying in wait to punish them.‘There is no variation to Sarri’s tactics. In a game like this, why wasn’t N’Golo Kante asked to play deeper and give Jorginho some support?’ Jorginho was left horribly exposed as Chelsea were thumped by Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Jamie Redknapp believes Maurizio Sarri could have avoided the embarrassment of Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat to Manchester City by starting N’Golo Kante in a deeper position at the Etihad.Chelsea were outclassed by City as Sergio Aguero scored his second hat-trick in three games for Pep Guardiola’s champions. Raheem Sterling (2) and Ilkuy Gundogan also netted on a disastrous afternoon for Sarri’s side.The result meant Arsenal leapfrogged Chelsea to go fifth in the Premier League table and Sarri is under enormous pressure just six months into his reign at the club.Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Redknapp has urged Sarri to be more flexible with his tactics and criticised the Italian for leaving Jorginho so exposed in the centre of the pitch.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘As he disappeared down the tunnel, Maurizio Sarri had the look of a beaten man,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail.‘Even against a team of Manchester City’s might, Chelsea do not lose 6-0. They do not lose 4-0 to Bournemouth, either, or 2-0 to an Arsenal team beset by defensive issues. Sarri says he’s ‘at risk’ of losing his job, after City thrashingTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:36FullscreenSarri says he’s ‘at risk’ of losing his job, after City thrashinghttps://metro.co.uk/video/sarri-says-hes-risk-losing-job-city-thrashing-1860108/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Anthony Martial can be the new Cristiano Ronaldo, says Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Redknapp thinks Sarri will be given more time at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Redknapp insists Sarri can have no complaints if Chelsea decide to bring his tenure to an end.‘The Chelsea hierachy hired Sarri because of his style of play but they must be growing increasingly frustrated by his lack of flexibility,’ he added.‘They will quickly have to decide whether they back Sarri and give him time to implement his philosophy or to say that enough is enough.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘If they do make a change, though, who do they bring in? Do Chelsea look at Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and give the job to Gianfranco Zola until the end of the season?‘I still believe that Sarri deserves another chance but if this defeat is the final straw, he can have no complaints.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Feb 2019 10:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link983Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Jamie Redknapp highlights the major tactical mistake Maurizio Sarri made against Manchester Citylast_img read more

‘He rose up and he didn’t blink’: 76ers celebrate Ben Simmons’ first 3-pointer in 172nd NBA game

first_imgThe number one pick in the 2016 draft, All-Star guard Simmons had attempted 17 shots from beyond the arc in the league, with much made about his jump shot and unwillingness to shoot the 3. Simmons, however, made a three-pointer in the opening quarter against the Knicks — his 172nd game in the NBA.”It feels good to put work in in the summer and it pays off,” Simmons said post-game in Philadelphia midweek. pic.twitter.com/pO98CaKS55— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 21, 2019Wells Fargo Center erupted as fans and teammates celebrated Simmons’ maiden 3-pointer.The last time Simmons made a 3-pointer in a competitive game was Nov. 30, 2015, while he was a freshman at LSU playing against the College of Charleston — almost four years ago. There was speculation throughout the offseason Simmons had added range to his shooting game, but this was the first 3-pointer he’d attempted so far in 2019-20. Ben Simmons said it felt good for his hard work to pay off after the 76ers star drained his first NBA 3-pointer.Simmons ended his long wait for a regular-season three as the 76ers topped the New York Knicks 109-104 on Wednesday. “We need him to shoot,” 76ers teammate Joel Embiid said. “It’s great to see him make it, take it, most importantly make it. That’s great. He’s going to keep getting better and make it happen. But it was nothing special. We see it in practice. We’ve seen it a lot, so it’s not surprising to me.”Sixers head coach Brett Brown added: “Like I’ve said for a while now, other people get more excited about it than I do. “But how can that not be a good thing? And, really, if we’re all honest, that’s the first legitimate sort of three he’s taken.”A lot of them have been heaves at the end of periods, and stuff like that. But I think his footwork, his confidence, he rose up and he didn’t blink. He looked great.”last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Gallery LA will showcase works by Francesco Modigo and Susan Matthews, 2-7 p.m., 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Exhibit will run through Jan. 31. Call (818) 761-7784. Sierra Club sponsors night hikes at Griffith Park. Meet at the merry-go-round at 6:45 p.m. Hikes begin at 7 p.m. Free. Calabasas will have a Planning Commission agenda meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall Chambers, 26135 Mureau Road, Calabasas. Conejo Valley Mothers and More will host its monthly meeting, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 E. Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. Call (818) 880-2211. The Mustang Club will hold its annual meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Abe’s Deli, 19626 Nordhoff St., Northridge. THURSDAY: Moderate hike, 8:30 a.m., Wilson Canyon Park, in Sylmar. Meet at the park trailhead. Exit Roxford Street from I-5. Parking: $3 per car. American Indian arts and crafts will be featured, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., San Fernando Rey de Espaa, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Mission Hills. Skirball Cultural Center will feature the first-ever American retrospective on German painter Max Liebermann, through Jan. 29, and the exhibit “From Haven to Home” through Feb. 12, the 350th anniversary of the first Jews to settle in the U.S., 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Museum of Television & Radio will present a screening of “50 Years of Muppets & Jim Henson,” 12:30 p.m., 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. Call (310) 786-1025. Free with admission. A tribute to clarinet virtuoso Benny Goodman will be held, 8 p.m., Pepperdine University. Tickets: $35. Call (310) 456-4000 or visit www.pepperdine.edu for location and directions. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more