Former Premier League striker Dion Dublin has warned Maurizio Sarri that his constant gripes at the Chelsea players will only have a ‘detrimental effect’ on performances.
Having started the season in fine fettle under the new management of Sarri, the wheels have well and truly fallen off at the West London club over the course of the last six weeks or so.
Chelsea‘s early season form left some wondering if they could mount an unexpected Premier League title challenge, however, having lost three of their last seven league games, including last nights 4-0 humiliation to Bournemouth, they have fallen out of the top four completely, with a resurgent Manchester United also breathing down their necks.
Sarri once again criticised his players in the wake of that defeat at the Vitality Stadium, but former Coventry and Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin has warned that his public outbursts will do him no good.
”I think Sarri calling the players out will have a detrimental effect. I don’t think they like to hear their manager say those kinds of things. In public it is not the done thing for me. If a manager wants to say anything to you just keep it in the dressing room,” Dublin said on BBC Radio 5 Live
“Tell your players to their face you are not happy with this, you’re hard to motivate. You’ll accept that. But when you tell the public expecting a reaction that is not going to help that togetherness they seem to be lacking at the moment.”