Jose Mourinho gives verdict on Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea stint

Chelsea news: Jorginho sends message to fans who booed him vs Malmo

There is a chance that last weekend's incident was a genuine misunderstanding.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is convinced the Maurizio Sarri-Kepa Arrizabalaga saga was down to a genuine misunderstanding.

Despite an improved display in caretaker manager Scott Parker's first game following the midweek sacking of Claudio Ranieri, second-bottom Fulham have lost eight of their past nine league games and sit 10 points from safety.

Chelsea travel to West Midlands rivals Fulham on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League and it's a big opportunity for Gonzalo Higuain to lay down a gauntlet at Craven Cottage.

Chelsea, who have a game in hand over their counterparts, can move to within just two points of Spurs, if they manage to secure a win in their extra game against Brighton & Hove Albion. At first there was a downfall to Chelsea's Sarri-ball play. Now the situation is closed.

"He will learn in time, the second season will be better for him", Mourinho told beIN Sports. He was able to react very well, as we have seen today.Sarri believes Chelsea's revival this week, coupled with Tottenham's poor form, has made the top-four chase even tighter.

The midfielder was available to leave Chelsea in the January transfer window as manager Maurizio Sarri made it clear he does not consider him a natural fit to his plans.

"I have a few friends at the club and everybody speaks to me amazingly well about Kepa".

Arsenal legend Pires has admitted that he can not see Sarri staying on as Chelsea FC manager into next season, and believes that former Real Madrid boss would be a good candidate to replace him.

"With another man", he said, that would have been an outcome - before adding that with this one "I knew it wasn't the right decision". In the last 20 or 25 minutes we were in trouble because we were very exhausted mentally and physically after 120 minutes against Manchester City and a strong match against Tottenham.

"But now I know very well that Caballero is a very good goalkeeper and important man for our group and our dressing-room, so I have to find space for him".

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