Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has claimed that Maurizio Sarri could be sacked if the Gonzalo Higuain deal doesn’t work out.
Sarri has been strongly linked with a new striker move this month with Argentinian star Higuain is the No 1 target.
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Gary Neville accused Chelsea’s players of “turning it on and off like a tap” after Maurizio Sarri’s criticism of his squad, and revealed more about the level of player power at Stamford Bridge.
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Chelsea strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have been struggling to find the net this season as they both scored 14 goals so far.
Therefore, Cascarino, who played for the Blues between 1992 and 1994, believes Sarri’s job is now at risk if he doesn’t secure Higuain signature.
“I don’t think the system suits everybody at Chelsea and that is the reason I think players are not buying into the way he wants to play,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.
“Because he is very determined that he is only going to play this way.”
“But unless he has got time – and Chelsea are not a club that will be patient – I think Higuain is going to be his last throw of the dice.”
“He has to come in and work. No, you don’t get many chances”
“And I have said that Chelsea fans will know what I am saying. I’ve been to games and I have watched them.”
“We had that joke with (journalist) Dan Levene yesterday and he said that the bars around Stamford Bridge are very busy.”
“Chelsea fans know this has been coming – look at their goal return in recent weeks. They just don’t look like a side that’s going to create.”
“So the last throw of the dice is Higuain because otherwise, I don’t think he will last until the end of the season.”
“And if he gets to the end of the season, he won’t get into next season.”
“I’m extremely angry. Very angry indeed.”
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 20, 2019
The Blues have lost four times so far this season including a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday evening.