SARRI REVEALS THREE CHELSEA PLAYERS THAT ARE TIRED AFTER THE INTERNATIONAL BREAK

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A bulk of the Chelsea players were involved on international duty with the majority competing in Euro 2020 qualifiers with their countries.

While it should be a good time for the players to gain extra exposure playing with their countries, Sarri has revealed that he’s unimpressed with the international break as some of his players have returned back to the Chelsea camp tired ahead of another busy football schedule for the Blues.

Sarri particularly mentioned Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud as three players who returned to the team fatigued.

“Not for me, because we have some players a little bit tired,” Sarri replied when asked if the international break was a good time to rest for his players.

“Kante, Giroud, Hazard played three matches in seven days. Now we are not in October and they are more tired. We need to recover.

“I had the whole squad together only yesterday. I saw during training that some were a little bit tired.”

Speaking about Hazard, the Belgian’s future at Chelsea isn’t certain with Real Madrid links strongly up in the media, but Sarri has called for Hazard’s decision to be respected.

He told the press when asked about Hazard’s future: “You have two possibilities: you can ask Hazard or the club. I am not in charge of the market.

“What is important is Hazard in this moment. We need him to be at the top for the last two months. I want to respect his decision, but I don’t know at the moment if he has decided or not.”

With his team fatigued at the moment, Sarri has revealed that the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi will get more game time over the coming games.

He told the media in his press conference: “We have to play eight matches in 28 days. I am sure Callum will start in two or three of those matches. Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup, for me it is the same. I am really very confident in him.

“It’s not a problem for me to put him in the starting XI in a Premier League match. He is ready. But I can only play with two wingers, and we have Hazard, Willian and Pedro. In the near future probably he will start 75 or 80 per cent of matches.

“He is doing very well, but he needs to improve more. His potential is very high. I don’t want him to stop improving. He can become one of the best players in Europe, but he needs to improve more. The risk is to stop improving.

“In the last season Callum was only 17 and he played three or four matches. This season he is only 18 and at the moment he has played 19 or 20 matches. The evolution is the right evolution. Probably he will play 30 or 35 matches next season. With Callum we are on the right path.”

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