SARRI EXPLAINS WHAT HE WANTS FROM HUDSON-ODOI AND AMPADU IF HE FEATURES THEM AGAINST DYNAMO KIEV

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Maurizio Sarri is expected to rotate his squad ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against Dynamo Kiev at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium in Ukraine.

Chelsea have a good lead heading into the game as the Blues won the first leg 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Sarri has named a strong 21-man squad for this game, and the Italian has hinted that he won’t be taking chances against a very difficult side.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been impressive this season, and there have been calls for the youngster to be given a starting role in this game.

Sarri refused to reveal whether Hudson-Odoi will start the game or enter from the bench, but he revealed that Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu have to prove themselves if they get a chance to feature against Dynamo Kiev.

Sarri said: “I have a lot of players of course. I know very well for you Hudson-Odoi is the best, for me I want to see all of them at the same level. Hudson-Odoi is doing very well in the last period, he will be in the list of 18 for sure, maybe on the pitch, I don’t know at this moment.

“I want to send to my team the message the match is very important. I don’t want to make a mistake in this. In the last match Hudson-Odoi was the first change so you know very well he is in mind for every match.”

See the full squad that came on board to Kiev:

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Willy Caballero

Marcin Bulka

Toni Rudiger

Andreas Christensen

Cesar Azpilicueta

David Luiz

Marcos Alonso

Emerson Palmieri

Davide Zappacosta

Ethan Ampadu

Jorginho

N’Golo Kante

Ross Barkley

Mateo Kovacic

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Eden Hazard

Pedro

Willian

Olivier Giroud

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