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'My job is always at risk,' Maurizio Sarri plays down speculation regarding his Chelsea future

File photo of Maurizio Sarri. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 11, 2019, 12.51 PM (IST)

Maurizio Sarri admitted his job as Chelsea manager is at risk after his side's humiliating 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday at The Etihad. 

City scored four times inside the first 25 minutes to inflict Chelsea worst loss in any competition since 1991 and a 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth in their last away game was Chelsea's heaviest league defeat since 1996. 

Sarri's side remain outside of the Premier League's top four and the club's supporters have questioned some of his tactical decisions. 

"I don't know. You have to ask the club," said the Italian when asked if he feared being fired just eight months into a three-year contract at Stamford Bridge. 

"I am worried about my team, worried about the performance but my job is always at risk." 

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Sergio Aguero grabbed a hat-trick after Raheem Sterling fourth-minute opener. Sterling went on to score another in the second half.

And Ilkay Gundogan's shot from the edge of the area to compound Chelsea's woes. 

"We conceded the goal after four minutes in a stupid way," added Sarri. 

"At that moment we had to only stay in the match and we were not able to stay in the match because we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents. They played really fantastic football today." 

However, the Chelsea boss who took over from Antonio Conte at the beginning of the season insists he is not worried by any rumours that he could be sacked. 

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Maurizio Sarri who took over from Antonio Conte at the beginning of the season insists he is not worried by any rumours that he could be sacked.