Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri say 'there is no Christmas for us'

Ruben Holloway
December 22, 2018

"We have to play every three days: [Dec] 19, 22, 26, 30, [Jan] 2, 5, 8/9".

Sarri is still undecided about whether to play Hazard there long term but he is set to continue in the position at home to Leicester City on Saturday and his manager is adamant that he enjoys it despite him commenting to the contrary last term after a hard game against Man City.

Drinkwater has not made a single competitive appearance under Sarri, with the 28-year-old's only outing coming during the Community Shield to Manchester City in August.

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard scores the opening goal during the League Cup quarter-final match against Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in London.

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Drinkwater hasn't played a single minute of Premier League football this season, and he only managed 520 in his debut Chelsea campaign a year ago under Antonio Conte.

He told me that he likes very much to play there.

"I don't know. It depends on the club, it's up to him". So I'm really very happy with him. In future, he will be a midfielder but sometimes we need to use him as a winger, especially in the last part of matches with his physical impact.

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Asked if Loftus-Cheek can become a star at Chelsea, Sarri replied: "The potential of the player is for that".

"I will like to see him on the bench as soon as possible, maybe in England", intoned Sarri. We have already played Watford, West Ham and Arsenal.

"He is very good with the ball but he has to improve in movements without the ball and defensively because a match is 90 minutes, and if you are lucky you have the ball for two minutes, so you have to play 88 minutes in the defensive phase or offensive phase without the ball".

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