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