Maurizio Sarri unfortunate over focus on 'Sarriball', says Chelsea legend Lampard

Maurizio Sarri unfortunate over focus on 'Sarriball', says Chelsea legend Lampard

- Maurizio Sarri has been praised by Chelsea legend Frank Lampard who believes he is a good manager

- Lampard added that the former Napoli handler has been unfortunate over focusing on the 'Sarriball' approach

- There are news that Maurizio Sarri would leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has made it clear that current Blues' manager Maurizio Sarri has perhaps been treated unfairly over his rigid philosophy at Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri started his managerial career impressively at Chelsea masterminding a 12-match unbeaten Premier League run that appeared to put the Blues on course for a title challenge.

But things later turned sour for the Blues in the Premier League and Chelsea are now fighting to finish among the top four clubs at the end of the season.

And ahead of Chelsea's next Premier League game against Cardiff City on Sunday, March 31, Frank Lampard showed his admiration for the Italian and defended him as a good manager.

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"I respect managers who have a belief in a philosophy or system. I have never worked with Sarri, but I did see his Napoli team play fantastic football.

"It has been unfortunate for Sarri himself, everyone has come up with this 'Sarriball' term, but I am not sure I have ever heard him actually milk that one or make it his own.

''I think he is just trying to win football games and he has brought in players who want to play the way he wants to play. Everyone has become a little bit focused on that fact. I think he is a very good manager,'' Lampard told Goal.

Chelsea are currently occupying sixth position on the Premier League standings with 57 points after 30 games played this season.

Earlier, had reported how Maurizio Sarri declared he will not be leaving Chelsea for Roma after speculation about his future at Stamford Bridge.

The ex-Napoli boss has come under immense criticisms following his side's poor form since the beginning of the New Year. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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