Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed why Ruben Loftus-Cheek was left out of the team-squad in yesterday’s derby against Arsenal:
“It depends on the position on the pitch,” said Sarri, when asked why Loftus-Cheek was not included.
“I prefer to have on the bench two wingers, and only one midfielder. So it depends on this. Not any other situation. ‘I needed on the bench one goalkeeper, one full-back, one centre-back, maybe two midfielders and only one winger, but yesterday I preferred vice versa, two wingers and one midfielder.”
Chelsea won 3-2 with goals by Pedro, Morata and Marcos Alonso.