The manager of Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri is going to face one of the first short-term tests at Malmo on the night of Thursday as the Italian is going to encounter a crucial period that might decide his future as the club’s head coach.
He hasn’t yet heard directly from the owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich since the humiliation they suffered against Manchester City, the rival of the club in the final of the League Cup on 24th of February, on Saturday with a defeat of 6–0.
Sarri yet believes that lifting the cup of the league is a realistic target. However, the first goals are the last-32 tie of the Europa League with Malmo. The first league is going to take place in Sweden.
In the meantime, there is the 5th round meeting of the FA Cup on Monday with Manchester United and the clash with Tottenham in Premier League after the Wembley date. Sarri has stated that they require short-term targets. He has accepted the fact that it isn’t easy to play after 6–0 but it is necessary to play and they have to make sure that they play well. He says that they want to win and would like to react immediately to their loss.
He mentions that one Monday, his target is going to get into the quarterfinals and they will aim for the League Cup. It might be strange to say after the humiliating defeat, but they want to win it.