It's time for Roman Abramovich and Chelsea to ditch the dream.

In Baku, after the Europa League final against Arsenal, all eyes will be on Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board with a major announcem...

In Baku, after the Europa League final against Arsenal, all eyes will be on Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board with a major announcement to be made – Maurizio Sarri is leaving Chelsea. Whether or not that is to return to Italy is unclear, but it’s another example of a reckless decision being made by the club which has cost them dearly to the tune of £90m.

As we all know, Roman Abramovich has been chasing his ultimate dream since he purchased the club back in 2003. That was to play exciting, attacking tikka-taka football, like Barcelona at their best in addition to turning Chelsea into one of the biggest football clubs in the world. It’s safe to say that Chelsea are now established in the elite but, with numerous failed attempts with different managers to deliver the playing style he wants its surely time for change.

I keep saying this to anyone that wants to listen but it’s true, the monies offered in return for success in the Premier League and the requirement for every single big club to qualify for the Champions League every season has become so great, so important that it delivers immense pressure for each manager to succeed. Now, in these times the game has become purely a results business with little time given by any club for a head-coach or manager to step in, settle into the position, evaluate the players to then be allowed a period of time or a couple of seasons to develop the team into what he believes they need to be.

Jose Mourinho at United, Antonio Conte at Chelsea, Louis Van Gaal at United and now Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea are fine examples of exactly that. All of them (except Sarri) have proven track records as winners in the game, all of them have a pedigree that should afford them time to implement their style with the players they feel they need to achieve their ambitions.

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As for Maurizio Sarri? For me he is the best example I can give of a Roman Abramovich signing based purely on a football philosophy. He was to be the man to come in and deliver the attacking style that we had witnessed at Napoli. He was the man to deliver the same at Chelsea after a disappointing season last year. He was the man that the Chelsea board backed 100% after making a premature decision to sack the serial winner in Antonio Conte – to which they now are ordered to pay off £9m after a tribunal ruling yesterday.

The problem with Maurizio Sarri was that his football was given false hope with our start to the season, we all were in anything as we powered through unbeaten for a sustained period. The wheels came off that bandwagon as teams began to work out how to combat “Sarri-ball” and how to stop Jorginho from playing which as we all know is the most important part of his approach to the game.

What happened since that point, with the results we have had and our performances against the top six in particular have proven that it just does not and will not work in the Premier League but to his credit has delivered a third placed finish and has taken Chelsea to two finals. In response to that it’s important to point out Arsenal and Tottenham’s failings in the run-in to the close season and our opponents in the Europa League to this point. It's another point worth noting, our recent result and performance against Arsenal in the Premier League wasn't the best either heading into the final. You would be better off spending your money on best us online casinos rather than betting on Chelsea for this one!

It’s all well a good playing his style in Italy where you are virtually guaranteed to win most of your games apart from playing against Juventus due to the league being inferior to the Premier League, but when Sarri came here and witnessed things taking a turn for the worse he has simply refused to budge, refused to alter his tactics at all even to adjust for a single season to then reboot the next. If you then add the vocal reaction to this from a section of our support towards the manager home and away, it’s become clear that there is no relationship there at all.

That’s why Roman Abramovich and Chelsea will once again act within the next few weeks. When they do, they surely have to sit down, re-evaluate everything to realise that it’s all about results week-in, week-out now. Then make the right decision as who to appoint to take this club forward to deliver another top four finish and a trophy next season because that is now the bare minimum the manager at this club must achieve.

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