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Tonight, at Molineux Stadium, Chelsea will face Wolverhampton.

These are the confirmed lineups for both Maurizio Sarri and Nuno Espirito Santo. Andreas Christensen will start for the Blues.

Wolverhampton: Rui Patricio; Bennett, Coady , Boly; Doherty, Saiss, Moutinho, Vinagre; Gibbs-White, Jiminez, Jota.

Subtitutes: Ruddy, Hause, Dendoncker, Traore, Cavaleiro, Bonatini, Costa.

Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Hazard, Morata.

Substitutes: Caballero, Zappacosta, David Luiz, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud.

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After signing Tiemoué Bakayoko on loan in the last summer transfer window AC Milan are interested to loan another Chelsea player, Andreas Christensen.

The Denmark international has struggled for first-team football since Maurizio Sarri summer arrived at Stamford Bridge in July and is yet to make a single appearance in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea are reportedly determined to keep the 22-year-old, while Christensen himself has hinted that he doesn’t want to leave in January despite being unhappy with his current situation.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Milan are still interested in the Denmark international and will look to prise him away from Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens.

Milan are understood to be in the market for defensive reinforcements due to injury issues – all of their starting defenders are out for at least one month – and believe Christensen could be an ideal signing.

 

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Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was involved in the whole clash in Cardiff on Friday night, when Denmark secured a promotion to the top division of the UEFA Nations League thanks to their 1-2 win against Wales. Also Ethan Ampadu came off the bench in the second half.

Chelsea players featured also for France in Les Bleus’ 2-0 defeat against Netherlands in Rotterdam. Both N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud were selected in Didier Deschamps’ starting XI and the striker was replaced by Ousmane Dembele with 25 minutes left to go. Ronald Koeman’s men have a chance to get a pass to the final stage of competition if they get whether a draw or a win against Germany on Monday.

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Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola, who spoke after the Carabao Cup’s 3-2 win against Derby County instead of Maurizio Sarri, has confirmed both defenders Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen “could have done better in the first half” against Frank Lampard’s men.

Zola said: “A player like Cahill, they play and then they don’t for a while, so they might have a problem. I didn’t mean the defenders didn’t defend well. Everyone has to participate in the defensive phase. Some things didn’t work”.

“I thought Gary [Cahill] and Christensen could have done better in the first half. Normally their distribution is better than tonight. That’s the complaint. But we’ll go through this.”

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed Eden Hazard will be ‘out for sure’ due to a back problem in the Blues’ third Europa League clash against Bate Borisov at Stamford Bridge tonight.

“We are trying to solve the problem for Sunday” the manager confirmed. He also added: “The other one out is Ethan Ampadu because of a knee injury”.

Sarri told journalists Andreas Christensen will feature against the Belarusian side: “Christensen I think will be on the pitch, I don’t know for Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek maybe” he said.

About the game: “This match is not a big problem, because we have to play five days after the last match. The problem will be on Sunday as we have to play after 65 hours, so we need to change something.

We need to think and be careful. For instance Jorginho needs to rest now as he played two 90 minutes in two match for the Italy national team and then nearly 100 minutes in our last game, so it is time to rest for him”.

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Speaking during his pre-game press-conference ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League game vs Bate BorisovChelsea‘s manager Maurizio Sarri gave some injuries’ updates and confirmed two important players will miss the match.

Tomorrow Hazard is out for sure,” Sarri explained. “He has a back problem and we are trying to solve the problem for Sunday. It’s not very easy.”

Also Jorginho is very unlikely to feature in tomorrow’s Starting XI: The problem will be on Sunday, when we will play after 65 hours, so we need to change something,” Sarri added. “For example, Jorginho needs to rest now because he played for 90 minutes in the two matches with the national team, then for 90 minutes – or, better, for 100 minutes – in the last match”

So, with the Italian manager thinking about some rotation vs Bate, defender Andreas Christensen will find a place on the pitch after a long time: “Rotation in this period [is hard]. It is not easy for me to change the four defenders, because we have to do a lot of work”. Sarri confirmed. “Christensen will be on the pitch [on Thursday], I think. I don’t know for [Callum Hudson-] Odoi; [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek, maybe.”

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has ruled out a potential January exit for Danish defender Andreas Christensen, who is struggling to get first-team opportunities so far.

The Italian boss has confirmed the former Borussia Monchengladbach star remains a key player in Chelsea squad despite his father recently claimed the centre-back could leave the club when the transfer market window reopens: “If his situation doesn’t change around Christmas, we’ll obviously schedule a chat with Chelsea and say: ‘OK, what can we do for Andreas? Can we move him?’ For me, it’s not a loan again.”

However, Sarri told journalists at a press conference ahead of next game against Man United: “I’m not interested. What can I say? I think in the first part of the season David and Antonio have played very well so it’s not easy to change. In our last six matches Christensen has played in three so for his father the record is not important, but for us it’s important.”

“He’s very young. He has to improve but he’s a technical defender so he’s suitable for me and my way of football, in the future he will be able to play more often”.

 

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Sarri conference

Chelsea defeated Liverpool on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup third round and now the two teams will meet again tomorrow at Stamford Bridge in a Premier League game.

According to Blues’ boss Maurizio Sarri, however, Wednesday’s result won’t give Chelsea any advantage over the opponents: “I don’t think so. Maybe they can increase their determination after Wednesday”. Sarri said during his press conference. “It will be a difficult match tomorrow. I think they are ready now to win the Premier”.

Sarri also provided some updates on Chelsea’s injury situation: “Christensen was not injured, he only had stomach ache during the match”. the Italian manager explained. “Pedro yesterday had the last part of the training with the team like Rudiger and Loftus-Cheek. We need to see the last training”.

Also, Sarri spoke about Eden Hazard, praising him, but also confirming, as his assistant Gianfranco Zola said some days ago, that he could still improve: “He’s unique. It’s very difficult to compare him to another player”. Sarri said. “He is one of the best. I’m absolutely convinced he can improve. I think we’ve only seen 75-80% of his potential. If he can improve, he can be the best in the world”.

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At least three Chelsea‘s players will play in Russia 2018 World Cup‘s Last 16: earlier today France and Denmark faced each other in Moscow and with a scoreless draw both teams gained access to the competition’s next stage.

For France, both Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante played 90 minutes and the same Andreas Christensen did for Denmark. With this result the Blues won Group C and they will face Group D’s runner-up; Denmark will play against the winner of Group D, probably Croatia.

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After leaving the field for an injury during the second half of his World Cup‘s debut vs Perù on Saturday, today Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was included in the Denmark starting XI who faced Australia.

The Blues’ player recovered perfectly from his injury and played 90 minutes. Denmark scored first with Eriksen, but Australia equalized with a Jedinak‘s penalty.

Denmark is now on top of the Group C table with 4 points in two games. Later today France will face Perù.

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