Hamstring injury rules Chelsea defender out of Brighton game

Hamstring injury rules Chelsea defender out of Brighton game

Hamstring injury rules Chelsea defender out of Brighton game

But on Tuesday night Sarri insisted that he spotted Hudson-Odoi's potential right from when he joined Chelsea last July, and has always rated the teenager.

Despite this, the 18-year-old still picked up his first senior England caps last month.

"During this season he has improved and now he's ready to play", said Sarri. Getting Hudson-Odoi involved is a start, but unless he stops being stubborn and abandons his failing system, it may not be enough.

Hazard has hit three goals in as many Premier League games against Albion and, ahead of Wednesday's meeting at Stamford Bridge, Hughton admits he would not be disappointed if the forward was again left out of Sarri's starting XI.

"I know Callum very well", said Sarri.

"I know the fans want us to win, and when the results are not there, we are all responsible". So I know Callum very well, and I want him to improve more because the potential is higher.

Higuain played arguably the best football of his career that season under the guidance of Sarri as he went on to score an impressive 38 goals from 42 appearances in all competitions. "Probably he will start tomorrow or in the next match". "The condition of Willian, Pedro, Eden [Hazard], all the wingers, but of course he is on my mind".

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Cardiff also felt they could have had two penalties, but it was Chelsea who took the points through Ruben Loftus-Cheek's stoppage-time header.

"I can understand it [the reaction] very well". I'm not happy, but it's not a big problem. I am not concerned.

"The linesman yesterday said sorry to me after the game, but it's too late, what good is an apology?"

"We are not doing so badly, this season we have won 33 matches, I think in England, only Man City did better".

Chelsea host Brighton on Wednesday and skipper Azpilicueta said: "We have to give the fans what they expect and the bad moments are when we all need to be together".

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, as reported by Simon Johnson, Maurizio Sarri confirmed the player is struggling with a hamstring injury. But the Italian has until now ignored the England player in the Premier League, to the fans frustration in a disappointing season - and he caused outrage last week when he revealed he had only watched 20 minutes of the youngster's full global debut in the 5-1 win in Montenegro.

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