Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has ruled out midfielder Cesc Fabregas from The Blues’ Premier League clash against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday because of a knee injury.
Fabregas missed Chelsea’s last pre-season game against Olympique Lyon and their opening EPL game against Huddersfield Town last Saturday.
In his pre-match interview on Friday, Sarri also expressed confidence that forward Eden Hazard who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid will stay at the club and also added that he was worried about Alvaro Morata who has failed to impress leading Chelsea’s attack.
“I have spoken to Eden very often in the last 10 days but he has never said to me anything about this (leaving),” Sarri said during his pre-match interview.
“I am sure Eden will be with us for this season.”
“I am to worried about Morata. In this moment, he needs only to gain confidence. He is a great player.”
He also admitted that Unai Emery’s Arsenal are contenders for the top four this season.
“Unai Emery is a very good coach, he won the Europa League three times, he won in France with PSG and Arsenal this season will be competitive. They will be able to fight for a place in the Champions League.