Chelsea Team News: Sarri Confirms Injury Boost But Defender Out Of Leicester Game
Maurizio Sarri has confirmed an injury boost ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Leicester but a defender has been ruled out of the game tomorrow.
Chelsea will look to cement their position in the top four when they take on Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Ahead of the game, Maurizio Sarri has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided a full team news and injury update including the latest on Andreas Christensen and Alvaro Morata.
The Blues boss confirmed that Christensen will miss the visit of Leicester tomorrow after being ruled out for a week with a minor hamstring injury that he sustained against Bournemouth in midweek.
The Danish international limped off during the closing stages of Chelsea’s 1-0 victory in the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night and will now also miss the trip to Watford next weekend as well as tomorrow’s clash with the Foxes.
There was slightly better news regarding Morata as Sarri revealed the striker has returned to full training after missing the last three matches against Man City, Brighton and Bournemouth with a knee injury.
However, with Morata having spent ten days on the sidelines and Olivier Giroud completing the full ninety minutes in midweek, Sarri will assess his striking options this weekend.
The Chelsea boss is quoted as saying by Football London:
We have a little injury with Christensen, with his hamstring. The doctor said it is not serious but needs to rest for one week.
Giroud played 90 minutes on Wednesday, Morata has just started training after ten days out.
If Sarri feels Morata and Giroud aren’t fit to start against Leicester, we could see Eden Hazard restored in the ‘false 9’ role up front having started in that position during Chelsea’s last two Premier League games.
The only other injury concern for Chelsea is Victor Moses with the winger set to miss out once again due to a back injury as the Blues look to cement their position in the top four with a win over Leicester at Stamford Bridge.
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