Chelsea news: Club should have replaced Maurizio Sarri with Brendan Rodgers, says Paul Merson
Paul Merson believes Chelsea should have replaced manager Maurizio Sarri with Brendan Rodgers at the end of the season.
Sarri has endured a difficult debut season in England with his football coming under-fire from Chelsea fans.
And Merson, who made 429 appearances for Arsenal between 1985 and 1997, says Chelsea should have promised Rodgers the job in the summer.
He told Sky Sports: “I don’t know how, when Leicester went for Brendan Rodgers, that someone at Chelsea didn’t ring him and say ‘just wait, just wait six months’ because I can’t see Sarri being there because the fans just aren’t having it.
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“If they’re not allowed to buy anybody, Brendan Rodgers gives youngsters a chance.
“He gets people playing a certain way and you only have to look at what he’s done at Leicester in eight weeks – they’re passing Arsenal off the pitch.
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“Last year and the year before they were having 30/40 per cent of the ball, now they’re passing a team that can play football off the park and if Chelsea can’t buy anybody he’d give the youngsters a chance.
“You know what he does? He makes players better. It’s what good coaches do and he does that.”
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