Maurizio Sarri found himself under a lot of pressure at around 7:15pm on Saturday evening.
Chelsea's 2-0 loss to London rivals Arsenal had just been confirmed, with the Blues turning in one of their most toothless performances this season.
This was supposed to be an Arsenal side hopelessly out of form, but the Blues made the Gunners look like title challengers at the Emirates.
Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny scored the goals, with Sarri then questioning the motivation of his players in his post-match press conference.
As a response to their lack of cutting edge going forward, Chelsea have brought in former Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The Argentine worked with Sarri in Naples, where he mustered a record-breaking 36 goals in just 35 Serie A games.
His arrival should mean Eden Hazard moving back out wide, with either Willian or Pedro Rodriguez occupying the right flank.
But what does that mean for fan-favourite and one of the world's most exciting young players in Callum Hudson-Odoi?
Well, according to The Sun, Higuain's arrival has pretty much made up his mind for him.
The 18-year-old is now demanding that his wish to join Bayern Munich be granted in this window to get more playing time.
He is viewed by the German club as the ideal successor to Arjen Robben.
Hudson-Odoi has reportedly turned down Chelsea's offer of a new £85,000-a-week contract, with Bayern bidding around £35m for him.
It's amazing to think that he's not even made a Premier League start yet, mustering just 61 minutes of league action under Sarri.
The success stories of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson in Germany have clearly impacted Hudson-Odoi's thinking, with Christian Pulisic also set to arrive at Chelsea in the summer.
It's hard to make a case for the Blues being a better destination than Bayern at this very moment in time.