"Because you have experienced it before and you know exactly what can happen".
"I am surprised because at the beginning of the season we played better away than at home".
"I didn't see my football (against City)". It's also very hard to understand because during the week I really was very happy with the team.
"So now we need only to understand the reason why at the moment it isn't working. We did it, it's an incredible compliment to the players, they are outstanding", added the Spaniard. "I say thank you to them, for what they have done".
"To score six against Chelsea and the way we played, we had so much attention (to detail)".
What Barkley was thinking when he headed the ball back towards his own goal from 20 yards out is hard to understand. "The only way I know is the more you win, the more you have to work".
Given the fortunes of his predecessors, the odds are against Sarri being given time to see his vision of utopia at Chelsea, though he does have the chance to avenge this defeat against City in the Carabao Cup final in two weeks' time (Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m. ET; ESPN+). Abramovich demands Champions League football, and Sarri is increasingly in danger of failing to deliver a top-four finish. "Six goals against Chelsea isn't easy".
Five players have each scored hat-tricks for three different clubs: Yakubu (Blackburn Rovers, Everton and Portsmouth); Nicolas Anelka (Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City); Kevin Campbell (Arsenal, Everton and Nottingham Forest); Les Ferdinand (Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur) and Teddy Sheringham (Manchester United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur).
The meeting of the last two champions was a complete mismatch as Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick for the second successive weekend.
In a Premier League title race that is extremely close, Manchester City were looking to stay close to Liverpool in the standings.
Sarri has frequently identified a poor mentality for Chelsea's worst performances this season, but he claimed that attitude was not the root of his players' problems against City.
City could do with a favour from Manchester United, who host Liverpool at Old Trafford later in February.