Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri slams Chelsea players for one reason after Man Utd clash

CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri has slammed his squad for not adhering to his tactics against Manchester United.

The Blues hosted United in an all-action clash at Stamford Bridge yesterday in what has already been billed as the best game of the season.

The match ended 2-2 with the two heavyweights coming back off the ropes to land big blows at crucial times.

Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring in the first half after escaping Paul Pogba at a corner.

But the Red Devils came back with Anthony Martial in sensational form, netting two fine strikes to wrestle control of the match.

But Ross Barkley came off the bench to sink a last-gasp equaliser deep into injury time to salvage a point.

It keeps the Blues’ unbeaten streak going, with Sarri’s side the only side to not lose a game in all competitions.

But the Italian coach was furious with his team after the match for not following through with his instructions.

“We have played our football very well for 60 minutes today but suddenly at 1-1 we stopped playing our football,” said Sarri.

“We started to play another type of football with the long ball but we are not organised for this. I don’t want the long ball or the second ball.

“I want to play with short passes. Stop!

“In this type of football United are better than us so I am really disappointed for the last 30 minutes.

“Ok we scored in the last minutes, it’s good for the confidence but I [as manager] have to look at something else.

“I have seen the match from the bench but now I will study. They have to play my football with character.”

Chelsea are back at Stamford Bridge this week when they host BATE Borisov in the Europa League.