Chelsea news: Club should have replaced Maurizio Sarri with Brendan Rodgers, says Paul Merson 


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.

Rodgers left Celtic to join the Foxes in February and has won five of his first eight Premier League matches in charge.

Maurizio Sarri has been under constant pressure at Chelsea

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.

Paul Merson can’t believe Chelsea did not move for Brendan Rodgers

“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.