21 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
CHELSEA fans are increasing the pressure on Maurizio Sarri by boycotting the club’s home matches, it has been claimed.
The Mail report that hundreds of Blues season ticket holders are trying to off-load their seats for upcoming games at Stamford Bridge as they begin to vote with their feet.
Chelsea fans are starting to boycott home matches in protest against Maurizio Sarri
There were empty seats in the ground for the last home match against Wolves, and the article claims it is likely to be a recurring theme at matches next month.
And that is likely to heap more pressure on the under-fire manager with the Chelsea board taking a keen interest in the mood among the fanbase.
The Blues are still in with a chance of securing a top four finish in the Premier League and the Champions League qualification they so desperately need.
And the London club are also in the quarter-finals of the Europa League where they will come up against Slavia Prague – having been handed an inviting path through to the final.
Yet Sarri remains a manager whose job is coming under increasing scrutiny as his side stutters along in the league and struggles to connect with the supporters.
That is becoming evident as season ticket holders advertise their seats on re-selling platforms for the three home Premier League games next month.
Home matches against London rivals West Ham are usually the biggest draw outside fixtures against the big title rivals in the league.
But over 400 were listing their seats for sale on the club’s official exchange service for the April 8 game, which is being played on a Monday night.
And almost 700 have been made available for the visit of Burnley on April 22, while the article claims their are scores of others who will not go but are not listing their seats for sale.
The Brighton and Burnley games have now even gone on general sale, such is the lack of interest from members in watching the side in action.
The prospect of empty seats comes weeks after the club’s supporters turned on Sarri during the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United.
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And social media is full of Blues supporters criticising the Italian’s style of management and his team selections.
One fan, @OfficialSuo, wrote: “Chelsea under Sarri is s***. Period.”
And @Anuoluwa0150806 added: “I think it’s about time the fans stopped going to games. I don’t think Sarri cares about the fan but that’s the only way to force the board to act.”
Sarri fans act like he took Napoli from obscurity to second in the league, Napoli have been good for years, top players, likes of Hamsik, Lavezzi, Cavani, Higuian etc, they nearly knocked us out the Champions league in 2012, its as if he turned Burnley in to treble winners
— SWH (@MadMontana) March 20, 2019
I think its about time the fans stopped going to games. I don’t think Sarri cares about the fan but that’s the only way to force the board to act!
— Anuoluwa (@Anuoluwa0150806) March 21, 2019
Can’t wait for Chelsea to sack Sarri so Hudson Odoi and Tammy Abraham can start
— Social Nerd (@ianwagga) March 21, 2019
If Sarri likes a player ..the player keep getting chances irrespective of his form and fitness. Yes the players get minutes but he clearly shows they always stay secondary option.
— Aruun Naaik (@19arun92) March 21, 2019
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