Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s crunch tie with Hungarian side Vidi in the Europa League Cup, Maurizio Sarri has revealed he is considering to rest Eden Hazard for the game, per reports.
Chelsea have been tipped to top their group and so far, they have had an impressive start in the competition. They beat PAOK Salonika 1-0 in the opening game and they are poised to do same later today.
Although he resumed a bit late following his exploit at the World Cup, Hazard has been in barnstorming form and he’s currently the best player for the Blues. The Italian boss revealed either of Hazard or Callum Hudson-Odoi would feature in the game today.
For sure not both – Hazard or Hudson-Odoi I think,” he explained.
I said a couple of weeks ago that the period from the first international break to the second is like my pre-season so I would like to see every player in this period, so maybe tomorrow it is time to see Loftus-Cheek I think.
“I don’t know about Hudson-Odoi at the moment.
“Loftus-Cheek was unlucky in the last three weeks after the match with the international team, he had a problem but in the last five or six days he has been better, he is able to play tomorrow.”
Chelsea play Southampton in the League this weekend and they will be looking to keep up the pace with Manchester City and Liverpool.