Sarri set to bring a psychologist to improve Chelsea players mentally

Sarri set to bring a psychologist to improve Chelsea players mentally

- Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea players need psychological help to get back on track

- The Blues lost their third Premier League game of the season to Leicester City

- Chelsea's next game will be away to Watford at Vicarage Road on Boxing Day

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he is considering bringing a psychologist to help put his side back on track.

The Blues suffered their first home loss of the season and their third in the Premier League after they were beaten by Leicester City 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Ex-England striker Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the match but Chelsea squandered a number of chances to not only draw, but to claim victory themselves.

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And Italian tactician insisted in a post-game interview that it was not tactics or any physical problems that led to a first home loss under his management.

“I had a sports psychologist 15 years ago in Italy, but it was difficult, because the clubs were not ready then,” said Sarri.

"But [now] we can talk about it – why not? The reason we lost was not our physical condition.

“On Saturday, we were very good for 55 minutes and then two minutes after the goal we were in trouble. So I think there is another reason.

"We reacted a little shocked and with mental confusion. We had to only keep playing like we did before the goal, there was time to recover.”

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The defeat to the Foxes saw Chelsea slip further down 11 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

“On Saturday, we were very good for 55 minutes and then two minutes after the goal we were in trouble. So I think there is another reason.

Chelsea's center-back Antonio Rudiger has agreed with Sarri's theory and gave his own stark analysis.

"It’s a disaster. We don’t talk about the title any more. If we can’t win these games, we can’t compete.

"With all due respect, if we don’t win these kind of matches, we don’t need to speak about Liverpool or City."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly began talks with French club Lyon for the possibility of signing attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir in January 2019.

During the last summer transfer, Nabil Fekir was on the verge of joining Premier League side Liverpool after deal was agreed between the two clubs.

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