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Despite his struggles, Jorginho remains a key part in Sarri's tactics.

Chelsea players think Maurizio Sarri's approach is too reliant on Jorginho

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Maurizio Sarri is in serious danger of losing his job at Chelsea.

The Italian manager started off well at the club and, at one point, it looked as if the Blues would be serious title contenders.

However, as time has gone on, Chelsea have begun to struggle more and more.

Sarri's side endured what was their most disappointing result of the season earlier this week, having been dismantled 4-0 at Bournemouth.

Chelsea were simply no match for their opponents as they suffered a shock defeat and will look to bounce back against Huddersfield at the weekend, where GIVEMEBET are offering Chelsea to win with over 3.5 match goals at 8/5.

But why are they now starting to struggle? What could Chelsea do better?

According to the Daily Telegraph, Sarri asked that very question in the dressing room after the game against Bournemouth.

And the answer may be Sarri's use of Jorginho. That's what Chelsea players think, anyway.

The Telegraph's report reads: "Sarri also asked for observations from his players and asked whether they thought he could be doing anything better.

"There is a belief inside the dressing-room that the Italian’s approach is too dependent on summer signing Jorginho and that opposition teams have worked them out.

Maurizio Sarri watches on during Chelsea's heavy defeat to Bournemouth

"Despite the fact his talent is widely recognised, Jorginho is in danger of becoming viewed as something of a teacher’s pet to Sarri, such is the 60-year-old’s obsession with him."

After signing Jorginho in the summer, Sarri has played Jorginho in all but one of Chelsea's Premier League games.

He has been criticised for his form on more than one occasion but, Sarri seems reluctant to drop him from his team.

Chelsea fans have had enough of Sarri's reliance on Jorginho and, it appears Chelsea players are losing their patience too.

Jorginho has struggled in recent months for Chelsea

Many fans, as well as pundits, have called on Jorginho to be dropped and for N'Golo Kante to be restored to his natural position.

However, after the loss against Arsenal two weeks ago, Sarri insisted that he will not be changing his tactics.

“I am a good teacher of this football," he said.  "I don’t think it would be a good idea if I try to teach my players a different type of football.

"There will be some changes perhaps, but there will be no massive upheaval.”

Although Chelsea players think that teams have 'worked them out', it appears Sarri is planning to persist with his current tactics.

Should Sarri drop Jorginho? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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