Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has suggested he could bring in a sports psychologist to work with his players, after blaming “mental confusion” for Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Leicester City.
Jamie Vardy’s second-half strike at Stamford Bridge condemned the Blues to their third Premier League defeat of the season.
It leaves Sarri’s men 11 points adrift of leaders Liverpool and ahead of Arsenal only on goal difference in fourth place.
After the match, the Italian criticised his players’ reaction to Vardy’s goal, in the same way as he did following Chelsea’s shock 2-1 loss to Wolves at Molineux earlier this month.
Asked if he is using a sports psychologist to help get to the bottom of Chelsea’s issues, Sarri replied: “No, Not at the moment, because it’s not easy.
“I had a sports psychologist 15 years ago. In Italy it was really very difficult because the clubs were not ready in that moment, but I think they are not ready also in this moment. [That was] my experience in Italy.
“I don’t know [what it’s like] here. We can talk about this [with the club]. Why not?
“It’s clear we didn’t lose for the way of playing. We were a bit unlucky and then we lost because the reaction after the goal was in the wrong direction, I think.
“We had only to continue [playing the same way]. We were in full control of the match. We were dangerous without conceding anything to the opponents, so we had only to continue.”