In 2019, Chelsea have played 12 matches in all competitions and have won only six of them, out of which two were in the FA Cup.

The Blues were knocked out of the competition following a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday. In the league, they’ve dropped to sixth place after a crushing 6-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

Maurizio Sarri’s future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain just months after arriving in England from Napoli last summer.

Wednesday’s edition of Sport claims Zinedine Zidane could be one of the favourites to replace Sarri at Chelsea and the headline of the story reads ‘Zidane threatens Sarri’s job’.

It’s explained that Roman Abramovich’s patience is ‘running out’ with the current manager and a defeat to Pep Guardiola’s side in the EFL Cup final could bring an end to Sarri’s time at Chelsea.

Due to the current situation, the Premier League outfit’s board is analysing various candidates to replace Sarri and they have several names on the table, with Zidane the one that Chelsea ‘like the most’. 

Zidane likes London a lot and knows about the English club’s squad. It’s further claimed that he has asked Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia for a budget of €200m and to also extend Eden Hazard’s contract, which expires in 2020.

Things could change quickly for Sarri if he helps Chelsea beat City to win the EFL Cup.