With the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on the horizon, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has chose to preserve some of his key players for the second leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 contest against Malmo.
Bernardo Silva has warned it will be a potentially catastrophic mistake for Manchester City to believe Chelsea will be easy opposition in the Carabao Cup final, even though the London club appear to be in disarray leading up to the Wembley clash.
Maurizio Sarri is set to be replaced by an internal appointment on an interim basis should the under-fire Chelsea manager fail to secure positive results in his next three games. But after a first half devoid of entertainment that had seen Chelsea's players leave the pitch to some boos, the Frenchman's interception and lightning quick break to play in Willian was evidence that he is capable of doing both as Olivier Giroud tapped home the Brazilian's ideal cross before Barkley and Hudson-Odoi made the result safe. I know very well that when we lose (are losing) I have to put a striker on the pitch and when we win (are winning) I have to put a defender on the pitch.
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"It's frustrating", admitted David, a season ticket holder in the Matthew Harding stand. "I am not sure because I have to work, and I want to work with a long-term target".
There is already talk in Italy that Roma want Sarri and that club officials have already been in touch with the current Chelsea boss with the idea of him taking charge of the Serie A giants next season.
"I think the problem is the performance and the result against City", he said.