Chelsea boss Sarri unhappy with 'dangerous' Kiev pitch

Chelsea boss Sarri unhappy with 'dangerous' Kiev pitch

Chelsea boss Sarri unhappy with 'dangerous' Kiev pitch

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri makes seven changes from the side that drew with Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday.

Maurizio Sarri, the head coach, called the pitch at the Olympic Stadium "a disaster" and predicted that it would cause problems for both teams as it is icy in places, muddy and covered with divots.

Giroud completed his flawless hat trick - goals with the left and right foot and one with his head - in the 59th minute with a towering header from a Willian free kick to make it 4-0 as the rout continued. The pitch is not good. I played here two years ago and the pitch was wonderful.

"Jorginho is very important for us, a very good player". It's very, very risky'. I understand Chelsea fans want to see more of him and he has to do everything he can to give himself the chance of minutes. "We know his quality", the Brazil winger added.

He picked Kante as the quietest Blues player, saying: "It is N'Golo a lot of the time but he can be loud as well when you get him to talk".

Frank Lampard has revealed he really hopes Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi signs a new contract to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

Sarri's men hold a 3-0 advantage from the first leg and the Italian is expected to use the return fixture as an opportunity to rest some key players. I am not anxious because you know very well my opinion: I want in my team only the players who want to play for Chelsea, so I can not be anxious'. Eden is one of the best in the world.

"We just need to continue to play in the same way".

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