That’s the bold prediction made by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown.

The Blues were humiliated on Wednesday as they suffered a shock 4-0 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth.

The loss came just weeks after Sarri publicly criticised his players, claiming they were difficult to motivate.

Sarri’s comments caused concern among Chelsea fans and pundits, with some suggesting he could fall victim to the player power problem at the club that has seen Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte sacked in recent seasons.

The west London side are out of the title race and face a fight to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The result at Bournemouth was Chelsea’s heaviest league defeat in 23 years.

Following the match, Sarri threw his coaching staff out of the dressing room and kept his players locked in for nearly an hour.

Keown is worried the Italian is losing his players and has predicted he could be given the boot if defeats continue in the coming weeks.

“Maurizio Sarri has earned plenty of respect throughout his managerial career,” he told the Daily Mail.

“That does not mean he can assume he has the respect of his players.

“When Sarri sits in the Stamford Bridge dressing room, he is the only one there who has never won a trophy.

“He has publicly gone to war with a group of serial winners — and at Chelsea the manager is never going to come out on top.

“These players have proved difficult to motivate when they are out of a title race.
“They have followed up their last two Premier League titles with 10th and fifth-placed finishes.

“The last week is a perfect example. Chelsea were up for it when there was a place in the Carabao Cup final on the line but when league action resumed, they suffered their heaviest defeat of the Roman Abramovich era.

“The four goals they conceded at Bournemouth suggests the players are no longer listening to their manager.

“They were not doing the basics and no one was taking charge.

“It may only take a couple more bad results for Chelsea to make a change in the dugout.”

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