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Chelsea will face today Vidi in their last Europa League Group stage’s match.

The Blues are already sure to finish top of the table their group so Maurizio Sarri will make some rotations in his Starting XI.

For tomorrow we have three 2000 in the 18. Maybe Odoi will be on the pitch, I don’t know at the moment. Ampadu maybe on the pitch because of Cahill injury. Premier League, I don’t know. I don’t think in Manchester City, United, the other big teams there are 2000 with a lot of minutes. I hope in the future there will be a chance for Callum, for Ampadu. It is up to them I think”. the Italian manager explained.  “Odoi played in August, the Community Shield, two Europa League matches. Tomorrow maybe he is on the pitch so it is four opportunities. I think they have only to play very well in this opportunity. For the moment Odoi did it. Now I am looking forward to Ampadu. The future for them is very important. They have to improve every day. Technically they are very good.”

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Ross Barkley had a crucial role in Chelsea‘s draw vs Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, scoring the 2-2’s goal in injury time.

Speaking to the club’s official webisite, the midfielder now admits he is improving as a player during his experience in London:

I believe I’m a better player now. ‘I’ve matured and I understand the game more, which is natural growing up, I’m 24 now,” Barkley said. “I’m at a big club with a lot of expectation and fantastic players around me, and my performances are showing that.”

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After his celebration of Ross Barkley‘s goal during the Premier League game vs Manchester United, Maurizio Sarri assistant coach Marco Ianni has been charged by the Football Association for “improper conduct.

Chelsea coach Marco Ianni has been charged following the game against Manchester United on Saturday [20 October 2018]”. the Fa said in a statement. “It is alleged that his behaviour in the 96 minute constituted improper conduct. He has until 6pm on Thursday 25 October 2018 to respond to the charge”.

Manchester United boss José Mourinho on the other hand, has not been charged by the FA: “In relation to this incident, José Mourinho has been formally reminded of his responsibilities” the statement went on. “whilst both clubs have received similar official reminders in terms of the behaviour expected of their staff and players at all times whilst in the technical area.”

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Chelsea head-coach Maurizio Sarri had his say following his side’s 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. The Italian boss told SkySports: “I only saw the match from the bench, and now I have to study it. I thought we did a very good first half, but weren’t very good in the second half”.

“We have not played our football, and in a physical match United were better than us. Tactically, the match was the same. I don’t know why things changed, I have to study it”.

Sarri added: “It’s better to learn in training than in a match, but the match after the international break is always very difficult. The players go to play in another team, another football, another target, then they come back and they’re still in other situations.”

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Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock with a header in the 20th minute, against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, earlier this afternoon.

The Germany international, speaking after the 2-2 draw, told Sky Sports: “Yes it feels like more than a point. We needed a goal and had good luck, scored twice and to get the goal at the end,d we can be happy to take a point.”

“I don’t know what happened at the end, I just saw the benches were standing up and not fighting but speaking and it’s emotions, it’s football.

But I didn’t see everything, it continued on the pitch but that’s emotion. It’s ok. If you shake hands at the end of it, it’s ok.”

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Manchester United manager José Mourinho and Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni got involved in a touchline scuffle after Ross Barkley turned home a late leveller at Stamford Bridge.

Ianni, who run in front of Red Devils’ dugout to celebrate Barkley’s goal into the stoppage-time, has already apologised with Mourinho, who lost his temper.

Mourinho told SkySports“I am not annoyed with anything. What happened with Sarri’s assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it.

“The assistant has already come to me and apologised, I told him to forget it. I have made a lot of mistakes in my career. I can tell you that the 97 minutes game was so good that you have to focus on that”.

The Manchester United manager also lifted three fingers to the Chelsea fans after the final whistle: “I did not get respect back from Chelsea fans but that is not my responsibility. What I did here today I will do in Madrid, in Milan, in Porto, the reaction from the fans is not up to me”.

 

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Ross Barkley‘s late equaliser let to wild celebrations among Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge but something weird happened on the touchline that provoked an over-reaction by José Mourinho.

Blues coach Ianni burst out of the bench and pumped his fists in Mourinho’s face, so the former Chelsea  manager went after him in the tunnel.

A scuffle sparkled on the touchline and it tooked a few minutes before the situation calmed, and Mourinho then shook hands with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, explaining what had happened.

The Portuguese manager then revealed that the Italian coach’s assistant apologised with him after the game.

Mourinho admits Chelsea assistant coach apologised after touchline scuffle

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Jose Mourinho when he was Chelsea manager © Francesca Ceciarini

Manchester United manager Josè Mourinho claims Stamford Bridge clash against former club Chelsea would be a game like others but admitted he would be difficult for me to celebrate like a crazy for a winner:

“For me it’s another game,” he commented during his pre-match press conference.

Would I celebrate like crazy my team’s goal or victory at Stamford Bridge? I don’t think so.”

“I think I will try always to control myself and to respect the stadium and supporters that were my supporters and my stadium for many years. To do that I would have to lose my emotional control, which is not easy,” insisted Mourinho, who spent five years at Chelsea and is still respected by the majority of their supporters.

“I think I would always think where I am, which stadium I’m in and which public is in the stands. Apart from that, it’s just another match for me. A match I want to do well in for my players, my team and my supporters; that’s what I want.

But he concluded that, of course:

“I”I want to do well for my team, players, support, I am 100% Manchester United tomorrow, no more space than respect for the stadium and the fans.”

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TEAM NEWS 

Chelsea 

Sarri’s only concern is centre- back Antonio Rudiger: he withdrew from the Germany squad with a groin injury during the international break, but will be hopeful of recovering in time.

Manchester United

Luke Shaw and former Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic are available: both players missed international duty due to ankle injuries but returned to training this week and travelled with the team to London.

Marouane Fellaini did not feature in Belgium’s friendly against Holland on Tuesday, but Roberto Martinez insists he ‘should be fine’.

Jesse Lingard, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo are all back in training – but only Lingard is in contention to return to action on Saturday.

 

PREDICTED LINE UPS 

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Giroud, Hazard.

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Fellaini, Matic, Pogba, Rashford, Lukaku, Sanchez

 

Kick Off: 7.30 pm GMT

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK

Referee: Mike Dean

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Just ahead of Red Devils trip to Stamford Bridge manager José Mourinho admits he would love to reunite with Chelsea star Eden Hazard at Manchester United but he is sure the Blues board won’t allow the Belgian star to move to Old Trafford:

“I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don’t think Chelsea will sell him to Man United so it’s a not problem. Chelsea is led by intelligent and experienced people in football and they would never sell Eden to Man United.”

The Special One continued to praise the Belgian during his pre-match press conference, claiming that when he plays at top levels, Chelsea are usually league champions:

“Very good results, top of the league and of course lots of good players, but history says that when Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion.”

“It happened with me and Antonio [Conte], and this season, it is still the beginning of course, but if he is the best player of the Premier League until now, which I think he is until now, Chelsea is top of the league because he is the kind of player who can make a huge difference.”

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