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Maurizio Sarri has been in charge of the Chelsea squad since he was appointed during the summer.

Sarri has known his best eleven and his required substitutes while a number of players have been fizzled out of the team.

Sarri has complained of the balance of his squad and has insisted that the team is too large.

“I think at the moment we have too many players,” he said. “We have 28 players and it is impossible to use all of them. I think 25 is the right number.

“We have a lot of offensive midfielders and we have only Kante as a defensive midfielder. It is not easy to have the right balance in our midfield.”

A number of players like Gary Cahill, Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater has been phased out of the team and could likely leave in January.

Sarri has even deemed these players surplus to requirements.

“The situation is that Drinkwater, for me, is suitable for a midfield with two midfielders,” Sarri said.

“I told him two months ago what I think.

“Moses is more suitable to play like a wing-back, rather than like a winger or a full-back.

“As for their chances of breaking into the first team, they seem bleak.”

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