Sarri lucky to have job: Merson

Paul Merson believes Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is lucky to be still in charge after a lucky win away at Cardiff City Stadium.

“It was a poor result for Brighton at home to Southampton on Saturday. The fact Cardiff lost was a real stroke of luck, but Chris Hughton and his side need to be careful. At Chelsea, I’m not sure about the manager. He’s lucky to be in charge. Neil Warnock can say Cardiff were unlucky, well Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea were lucky. With the team he picked he’d have done well to keep his job had they lost at Cardiff.”

“Then there were the substitutions and the fact Callum Hudson-Odoi didn’t get on. He was very fortunate in the end. Despite all the negativity they should still have enough to beat Brighton at Stamford Bridge.”

We are not sure whether Sarri will agree to this as he recently gave a press conference where he compared his stats of his debut season and said he has 33 wins so far in England, which is a better record than all the current managers in England in their first season barring the genius Pep Guardiola.

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