The decision to bring on right-back Davide Zappacosta in place of Cesar Azpilicueta in another like-for-like change caused further surprise among players - particularly given attacking players Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud on the bench.
A surprising record that Solskjaer secured last night was the fact that he became the first manager since Sir Alex Ferguson to win at Stamford Bridge last night.
Sarri faces a crucial eight days that will likely determine his future.
"I'm anxious about the result, but not about the fans' reaction because I understand the situation".
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Sarri believes his situation will be improved significantly if Chelsea can string together a winning run, starting with the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against Malmo on Thursday and the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday. "I was anxious when I was in League Two in italy, not now".
"He knows the staff I've got are Manchester United through and through. But I am anxious about our results". More importantly, Solskjaer's men have now advanced to the quarter-final of the FA Cup, with Chelsea being eliminated.
Admitting that his players do not completely understand what he wants from them a full seven months into his reign hardly inspires confidence in his methods from the fans, the club's hierarchy or those in the dressing room.
"The most important thing now is to stay calm, train really hard and recover our best football and our best feeling, because if not we are in trouble". But I think the players are with me. The result was not very good.