Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea would have to sell one of their established wingers in order to satisfy Callum Hudson-Odoi’s desire for immediate first-team action.
UEFA Europa League
Under-pressure Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits Sunday’s Carabao Cup final with Manchester City will result in “disaster” should they repeat the first 30 minutes of their Europa League clash with Malmo.
Under-pressure Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri set aside recent struggles to guide his team into the last 16 of the Europa League.
Chelsea progressed in the Europa League with a 3-0 win over Malmo which will do little to quell the sense of inevitability that Maurizio Sarri’s spell as head coach is nearing an end.
Mesut Ozil returned to the Arsenal side as they secured safe passage into the last 16 of the Europa League – but head coach Unai Emery insists he is not certain of a regular place in his team.
Gianfranco Zola was absent from the Chelsea bench for a second successive match after being readmitted to hospital following gallstone surgery complications.
Celtic exited the Europa League at the last-32 stage with a 1-0 defeat in Valencia but pride was evident on a night of some frustration in the Mestalla.
Arsenal secured a place in the last 16 of the Europa League with a resounding victory over BATE Borisov at the Emirates Stadium as Mesut Ozil returned to the starting line-up.
BATE Borisov boss Alyaksey Baha is keen for his side to face Arsenal in front of a full house at the Emirates Stadium as they look to complete a memorable Europa League victory.
Antonio Rudiger compared Maurizio Sarri’s methods as Chelsea head coach to a school teacher.
Boss Marcelino wants his Valencia side to be at their very best against Celtic at the Mestalla on Thursday night.