It's safe to say that Chelsea fans haven't been enjoying football of late.
After getting pummelled 6-0 by Manchester City in the Premier League, the Blues scraped by European minnows Malmo before facing the Red Devils in an enticing FA Cup match-up - one that fans of the Stamford Bridge faithful would provoke a response from
Sarri replaces Kovacic with Barkley and some #cfc fans respond with a chant of: “You don’t know what you’re doing.”— James Olley (@JamesOlley) February 18, 2019
Now a louder chant of: “F*** Sarriball.”
When Sarri turns to his assistant looking for ideas. pic.twitter.com/zRfDUrddDR— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) February 18, 2019
Chelsea fans' ire seemed to be particularly inflamed after Sarri chose to substitute César Azpilicueta with defender Davide Zappacosta, despite the Blues chasing the game at 0-2 down.
Hudson-Odoi on the bench, and Sarri brings on Zappacosta while losing 2-0.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 18, 2019
Tomorrow he'll come into with 'SACK ME' scrawled on his face in crayon.
Sarri’s stubbornness is going to be his downfall.— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) February 18, 2019
Most managers down 2 would bring on more attacking players & tweak their formation. But nope. He views it as an insult to his footballing knowledge if he did that.
United fans start singing to Maurizio Sarri: "You're getting sacked in the morning." Chelsea fans join in.— Dan Levene (@danlevene) February 18, 2019
Chelsea's most recent loss could spell the end of Sarri's time in London, after enduring a dreadful run of form which has seen the Blues ship 13 goals in their last five games.
Indeed, Sarri must get a result against Malmo in the second leg of the Europa League on Thursday, as well as likely winning the EFL Cup against Manchester City in the final on 24 February, if the Italian hopes to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri is asked about chants against him, and his style of football: "I am worried about the result. Not about the fans." Ouch.— Dan Levene (@danlevene) February 18, 2019
Maurizo Sarri vs. the Top 6 in 2019:— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) February 18, 2019
❌ Tottenham 3-0 Chelsea
❌ Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea
❌ Man City 6-0 Chelsea
❌ Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd
Is he getting sacked in the morning? 樂 pic.twitter.com/VOCjQk7jpn
Of course, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich might not be that patient. Stay tuned.