Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea’s downturn in form can be attributed to “blackouts”, and admits he does not know how to beat a team coached by Pep Guardiola.
The Blues take on Manchester City this weekend at Stamford Bridge, and know that a defeat would leave them 13 points behind the reigning champions and all but out of the title race.
Chelsea go into the match having lost two of their last three Premier League matches and Sarri acknowledges his side are facing “big problems”.
He said: “We have a problem to manage the match at the moment. In the last two matches we played well for 60 minutes, then in the first difficult moment we had a blackout.