After a mixed season, it was no surprise to see Chelsea let Maurizio Sarri go to Juventus. The Italian split opinion with his stubborn approach to managing Chelsea and it was clear to see there was no show of love from fans towards him. However, despite these obvious flaws of Sarri, Chelsea could live to regret letting the Italian manager leave the club.
With Sarri gone, Chelsea have turned to one of their legends to manage them, Frank Lampard. This change in managers makes Lampard the 14th different manager to manage Chelsea under the ownership of Roman Abramovich.
In the past Chelsea have got away with the constant change of managers as no one team has dominated the Premier League. The Premier League has been won by Manchester City, Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United over the last six years.
However, that is set to change with Liverpool and Manchester City reigning supreme at the top of the Premier League. There is a lack of competition from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham, with Chelsea finishing the nearest club to Liverpool and Manchester City 20 points back. This is quite shocking and the two clubs could go on to dominate the league for years.
A change in manager won’t help Chelsea this time. Things like having to implement new styles of plays this pre-season means a good chunk of next season is wasted trying to test systems to find the right one. Even ‘Sarriball‘ wasn’t fully implemented last season as Chelsea ended the season with just one win in five Premier League games. And with the pace, Manchester City and Liverpool are setting at the top of the league time isn’t available.
If Sarri had been kept as the manager, the transition between his debut campaign and his second season could’ve been much smoother. However, Chelsea decided to switch managers and the choice to get rid of Sarri could come back to haunt the club.