This really hurts losing 4-0 to Bournemouth. Sarri coming out saying that he cannot motivate the players is also terrible and I think is a weak statement. I think being a manager for Chelsea is a big job at our big club and requires more than just not being able to motivate the players. I could be wrong but this is my take on what's happening. Sarri has 100% trust in Jorginho and to him Jorginho cannot be dropped. This is Chelsea's biggest weakness as it makes it easy for opponents to analyse and to beat us - i will give more information on this. We are actually a very good side especially against other big teams that try to outplay us. We have shown this against City and Liverpool where we ended up having space and passing well and creating chances. However the EPL is tough - it does not have only big performers like City and Liverpool and a manager should be smart enough to know that the tactic that works against City will not necessarily work against Crystal Palace or in this case Bournemouth.
How Chelsea are easy to neutralise
Smaller clubs will have to rely on beating us on tactics and this is easy, Spurs did it first by pressing Jorginho. When Jorginho is pressed - he simply passes sideways to kante or back to Luiz, Rudiger or Kepa. This results in his very high % pass stats - but unfortunately this leads to no dangerous position or attack for Chelsea. In this zone - opponents are happy to fake a press on kante or Kovacic who in turn return the ball to Jorginho and this cycle repeats for 10 to 20 times, eventually we lose the ball and this is where sh*t hits the fan, Opponents leave 3 fast players lingering around the middle of the pitch and when we lose the ball, these guys sprint thrugh Jorginho who offers very little in both tactical defence to stop the counter attack early and also lacks pace to catch up with these guys. We are on the back foot at this phase and normally its 3 v 3 or 3v 2 situations. We are in trouble at this stage cause Luiz is a good tactical defender but not a good 1 on 1 defender and loses these battles more than he wins them. The opponents may score or miss but they are happy to have this cycle go on for the 90 mins resulting in a win or draw for them. Spurs, Bournemouth Leicester and Wolves have implemented this tactic with Bournemouth confirming they actually targeted Jorginho as the weakest link.
What we can do
Since Jorginho has contributed sparingly(and i am being polite here - given he has 0 assists) to our attacks, he really should not be starting as our CDM especially against teams that press and target him. I think against bigger teams he is okay cause they they try to overpower us and its blow for blow, but against these minnows - we need Kante in CDM. These teams are happy to sit back and be compact so the best way to break them is to have good ball players in our midfield and have options of mids who actually get into the box more often and can dribble. Playing Loftus Cheek is a no brainer given his desire to take on players, shrug off the early 'fake' press and score. I would also consider putting Willian as the 3rd cental player. I know Willian frustrates as a winger cause his end product is mostly bad but he has good ball control and can beat this press on both skill and pace. Kovacic looks good but for me he has no threat in the box and shooting wise he is really bad! This creates a a very dynamic mid for us with good ball players and a solid CDM who can tactically stop counters and as make up with pace against counters.
The forward 3 should be Hazard Giroud/Higuain and Pedro/Odoi. I dont care which of those start cause to me they offer the same and will create and score equal goals in my opinion. This is my tactical assessment and again - i am no expert and could be wrong but i think a manager should be trying something different as opposed to talking about mental preparation and lack of motivation.