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Another defeat for Chelsea. After 2-0 lost against Liverpool, Sarri came at the press conference and spoke about the match, about championship and also about Rudiger’ injury.

Italian’ coach said Blues were a little bit unlucky,  expecially about second score and about two-three opportunities wasted. He praised Salah and Liverpool’ team and Reds’ game. He also said himself proud of guys and happy about Chelsea’ improving.

“Of course Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe at this moment, they play very well for 90 minutes but I think we stayed in the match really well.”

We were a bit unlucky on the second goal. Salah is a talent, the second goal was a little bit unlucky for the timing and then a bit unlucky because in three minutes we have three opportunities, two with Hazard and one with Higuain and we hit the post, number 35 of our season”

“I am happy with the performance, we stayed in the match, probably two or three months ago we weren’t able to stay in this game”.

“We were defending low at the start of the first half, but we did that at the start of the first. Liverpool is able to approach the first and second half in the ten minutes, so it isn’t easy to play against them in that moment“.

“I think we were able to pass the first ten minutes with the same result in the last 20/25 we could find a lot of spaces because they needed to win and so the target was to arrive in the last 20 minutes at 0-0”.

We are improving, its hard to cover the gap because the level is high and to cover it against Liverpool and City for us will be difficult. Now we are close to the other teams”.

He also spoke about which team will win he said it’s difficult to make predictions “It’s difficult to say, because probably it will depend on post in, post out, Point point by point but the difference will be one or two points”

And about Rudiger’ injury said:“I hope nothing serious but at the moment I am not able to say anything. We need another visit with the doctor and something else to be sure it’s not serious”.

 

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Speaking ahead of tomorrow night’s game vs BrightonChelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri admitted Callum Hudson-Odoi could make his debut in the Blues’ starting XI in a Premier League game.

I know very well Callum, and I want him to improve more because the potential is higher. And Callum is always in my mind. In my opinion, he is our future”. Sarri explained. Now he’s ready to play. Probably he will start tomorrow or in the next match Firstly I want to see the condition of all the players. The condition of Willy, Pedro, Eden, all the wingers. But of course, he is in my mind.”.

The Italian also said he has always thought about Callum Hudson-Odoi as an important player for Chelsea: “First of all, in pre-season after four or five training sessions, I realised that Callum was really a player with a very great potential.  In my opinion, in that moment, he wasn’t ready to play at this level. But during the season, he has improved. And now he’s ready to play.” Sarri went on. “But I decided at the beginning of the season that he had to stay with us, and I put him in the squad. So I know very well Callum, and I want him to improve more because the potential is higher. And Callum is always in my mind. In my opinion, he is our future”.  

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was full of praise following his side’s away win against Dynamo Kiev in the second-tie of Europa League’s last-16.

The Italian boss told journalists: “We started very well. We wanted to start in this way because it was important to score after the result in Stamford Bridge. We were able to score after five minutes. For the opponent it was a difficult situation”.

“We played a very good first half. In the second we managed the result. It was a wonderful performance for 90 minutes”.

On Olivier Giroud, who scored a hat-trick tonight: “It was very, very good. In the last period every time he has been on the pitch he was able to play really very well. He scored nine goals in this competition. Olivier is a very important player for us. I am very happy for him and his hat-trick, and I am very happy with him”.

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Even if Chelsea defeated Dinamo Kiev 3-0 one week ago at Stamford Bridge, the Blues manager Maurizio Sarri doesn’t want to underestimate tonight’s opponent in Europa League last 16’s second leg.

I want to send to my team the message that the match is very important. I don’t want to make a mistake in this”. the Italian explained in his pre-game press conference.

Then, Sarri himself gave an irritated response when asked if Callum Hudson-Odoi will be in the Starting XI: Why not (Ethan) Ampadu? Tell me the difference,” Sarri said. “I have a lot of players of course. I know very well that for you (the media) Odoi is the best, but for me I want to see them all at the same level. Odoi is doing very well in the last period. He will be for sure in the 18 – maybe on the pitch, I don’t know. As you know, in the last match Odoi was the first change. So you know very well that Odoi is on my mind for every match.”

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, speaking after today’s home draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge, admitted his side were ‘unlucky’ as they conceded a goal with the visitors’ first effort on goal.

The Italian boss told journalists: “We were unlucky because we conceded a goal in the first situation inside our box, the first and last in 90 minutes,

“We were unlucky for that but at the other end we need to improve in attack. Wolves defended in the last 20 metres with 11 players”.

“We needed to move the ball faster, more movement without the ball, more movement into space, behind the line, and we played with five touches, so if there are no spaces it’s very difficult to score with five or six touches against a very physical team with 11 players in the last 20 metres. We need to improve in this kind of situation”.

Eden Hazard rescued one and deserved point with a brilliant shot in the injury-time. Sarri added: “Hazard is a great player, he solved the situation in the moment. But during the match, was like the other players. He needs more movement without the ball”.

“When you have only 10 matches, every match you’re not able to win is a missed opportunity. Today was a great opportunity but we were not able to gain three points”.

“In the last six matches, we won four and drew the other two, so there is a little consistency in this moment. We have to think only to the next match. We need to recover two points immediately”.

He ended: “As I said before, we are in the moment of consistency. We have only to continue. We are confident of course. We have to be confident”.

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes the 3-0 against Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge in the first-leg of Europa League last-16 ‘is a good result’ as the Blues have a comfortable lead ahead of their trip to Ukraine next week.

Speaking at a press conference after the game, the Italian added: “We were able to not concede, and to not concede a goal at home is very important in this competition. We could have scored more, especially in the first half”.

“Now we have to be careful. We have to go there with a very good level of application and determination if we want to qualify”.

Sarri said: “If you concede a goal you can go mentally in trouble. We have to go there with the right level of attention”.

“He played very well, also in the defensive phase. He missed two or three goals but he played a very good match”.

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Speaking ahead of tonight’s Europa League clash vs Dinamo Kiev, Chelsea‘s manager Maurizio Sarri said the competition is one of the club’s target for this season:

The Europa League is a very important competition. It is the second competition in Europe”. the Italian said. “It’s a very important trophy, and then there is a spot for the next Champions League, so it’s a very important target for us.”

However, Sarri himself believes Chelsea can reach the next Champions League by finishing the current Premier League in one of the top-four spots: “I think we can gain the spot in the Champions League through the Premier League,” Sarri explained. “We are fighting. We are only two points [behind fourth-placed Manchester United] at the moment. We have to play one match [in hand]”.

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Chelsea star Jorginho scored a crucial goal in the first half of today’s Premier League clash against Fulham.

The Brazilian-born midfielder, who had to face criticism from a part of Blues’ fans over the last few weeks, had previously converted a penalty in the opening game of 2018/19 season at Huddersfield.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, speaking at a press conference after the win against the London rivals, said about Jorginho: “I’m very happy for him. He scored, but my opinion of Jorginho is the same. He is a great player, one of the best in Europe in that position.

For him it’s not easy the first season in a new team. Today he was very tired in the last part of the match. We were lucky Kovacic entered very well on the pitch”.

Sarri added: “In that position we had some problems. We are trying during training with Kovacic and his answer was very good”.

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During his pre-game press conference Chelsea‘s manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he is sorry Fulham sacked Claudio Ranieri.

“I am really very sorry but I know very well his character so I know very well we will see him very soon in another bench”. the Italian said. “I think now it’s hurting. I think a lot, of course. It is normal. As I said before I know his character. He is very strong. In a few days he will be able to think to the next situation and the future”.

Also, Fulham appointing a new coach will make Sunday’s Premier League game more difficult for Chelsea: “Usually when there is a change of the coach there is a reaction and so we have to front also the reaction”. Sarri went on. “Then it is very difficult to prepare the match. We don’t know the new system and ideas. It is a very difficult match”.

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Ahead of Sunday’s game vs FulhamChelsea‘s manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he will make some rotations in his Starting XI:  “I need to value the recovery of every player and then decide”. Sarri explained during his pre-game press conference. “We need to change three or four players”.

One of these changes can involve the goalkeeper with Kepa who will maybe re-gain his place on the pitch: “The Kepa situation is closed. Kepa is our first goalkeeper, but we are very happy for Willy that he can play in a very difficult match”. the Italian manager claimed. “Kepa will be on the pitch for one of the next two matches. I have not decided yet, I want to see the last two trainings of course, for every player. On Sunday we played 120 minutes and 95 on Wednesday. We ran for 15km on Sunday on average and Wednesday was 12km, so we have to consider it”.

Whoever will play, however, Maurizio Sarri wants from his team the same attitude of the last few matches: “In the last three matches we were consistent. Europa League, drew against City and beat Tottenham. We need to continue with the performance. The result was good”. Sarri said. “We were right against City to wait in our half, we started differently against Spurs. It depends on the situation”.

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