They also remain in the FA Cup, facing Manchester United in the fifth round next Monday and are in the knockout stages of the Europa League, and sources at the club have indicated that they will be sticking with him. They continued their fine form against the big teams in style, as Guardiola continues his pursuit for back to back Premier League titles.
"They are obviously a team bereft of confidence, now whether that is because they don't like the way they are playing or don't agree with the way they are playing, the players still have to go out and give more", Clement added.More news: Insects could be wiped out within a century - scientists
"Bookmakers are not always right for starters, so I wouldn't get excited about that".More news: Pot smokers find tiger in abandoned home
While a manager can not entirely be judged on his results in the first season, wherein he is still in the process of identifying his best side and stamping his authority at the new club, Sarri does need to turn things around quickly. He's the best defender in the league. The Argentine hit his second consecutive hat-trick in home league games, following his treble in last week's 3-1 win over Arsenal.
A lack of rotation has become glaringly obvious under the 60-year-old, meaning several players who are used to getting game time have been marginalised, while Callum Hudson-Odoi's lack of minutes was a significant factor behind his desire to join Bayern Munich in January.More news: China Expresses ‘Strong Dissatisfaction’ After U.S. Warships Sail near Spratly Islands
Carragher's criticism does make sense, with Chelsea often struggling to perform anywhere near their best levels on the road this season.