Chelsea players and staff held another round of crisis talks after their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United.

According to a reliable source,  says manager Maurizio Sarri took training as usual at the club’s Cobham HQ at 3pm on Tuesday, but the Chelsea board are almost resigned to replacing him.

Director Marina Granovskaia played a key role in the appointment of Sarri last summer, but following high-level talks on Tuesday there is acknowledgement among the Blues hierarchy that the end is near.

Sarri faces a crucial seven days as he bids to cling to power. Chelsea take a slender 2-1 advantage into Thursday’s Europa League last-32 second leg against Malmo before facing Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday

The Chelsea boss is increasingly concerned at the club’s mounting injury list ahead of yet another busy month

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea “are in trouble” after Olivier Giroud became the latest Blues player to suffer an injury.

The France international limped off during the second half of Sunday’s 1-0 win against Crystal Palace and had to be replaced by Alvaro Morata.

Sarri confirmed after the game that Giroud had picked up an ankle problem but doesn’t yet know how long the striker will be out for.

Source: Daily Mail