Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri revealed his bewilderment at his side’s 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth after they ‘stopped playing’ in the second half.
The Blues boss cleared the Chelsea changing room of his backroom staff before conducting a near hour-long post-mortem with his players following the game, but said he still could not understand the display.
After defending well before the break, Bournemouth scored four second half goals as Chelsea imploded, leaving Sarri searching for an answer.
In that moment I wanted to talk to them alone as I said before I needed to understand,” Sarri said of keeping his squad in the changing room.
Because it is impossible to play in such a different way first-half and second-half.
“I can’t understand why I want to try again tomorrow because I want to solve this problem
Maybe we are not at the top of the Premier League at the moment but we are competitive.
“We cannot lose 4-0 against Bournemouth, I want to respect them and I like Eddie but it is impossible to lose here.
“Maybe it is my fault, maybe I am not able to motivate them but if the team is very strong maybe it is able to win without the coach.