Chelsea were embarrassed by Manchester City on Sunday afternoon (6-0). Back in March 2018, Antonio Conte took the Blues to face City and set his side up very defensively, parking the bus on that day and they lost 1-0.
After the game, the Italian coach defended his tactics and it’s those comments that have come back to haunt Sarri.
“I’m not so stupid to play open against City and lose 3-0 or 4-0,” Conte said after the game last year.
“If I remember, Arsenal played against them like that and you criticised them a lot because they conceded three goals in 30 minutes.
“The pundits must use their heads when you speak about tactics.”
However, those same pundits that slammed Conte have slammed also Sarri.
“I called a couple of Chelsea performances a disgrace going into this game, this is as bad as anything,” Jamie Carragher said at half-time, per the Mirror.
“Looking at Sarri, just over halfway through his first season, but the worst thing I can say is it looks like he’s turned Chelsea into Arsenal.
“That Arsenal team that just used to get battered for the last seven or eight years away from home in big games because they were too weak.
“You never say that about Chelsea no matter what has gone on, but they have been weak. We’re watching a really weak football team here.”