Hazard left out of Chelsea's Europa League squad

Arnold Nichols
September 22, 2018

"For Odoi, in his position, in the last match [I] played Pedro and Hazard", Sarri said.

The Belgium worldwide indicated during the summer he could leave Stamford Bridge but the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as manager eventually led to him staying.

The Serbian, who has five goals in eight matches this season, picked up a hamstring problem during a training session last week, and missed his team's 3-1 win over OFI Crete in the Greek Super League on Saturday.

The Merseyside club won the last of their then-record 18 English titles in 1990 - before the Premier League was formed - but optimism is growing after a statement 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur kept them on maximum points.

"I'm not sure Chelsea will dominate the league enough to create enough chances for Hazard to get 40 goals, because of Liverpool and Manchester City", he told Sky Sports.

However, Hazard remained a Chelsea player and has started the season in phenomenal form. We have to focus on every match.

Brazil defender David Luiz has also been rested, having returned to become an integral member of the squad under Sarri.

"I think this last Lukaku tackle as a right-back shows everything".

Marko Arnautovic is a doubt for West Ham' s Super Sunday clash with Chelsea, says manager Manuel Pellegrini.

"Put him in the Liverpool and Manchester City team at this moment in time and I think he might be able to. But I'm delighted with his performance, a big compliment to him".

Sixty three percent of the 37,740 voters thought that Liverpool would progress further than Man City, who many good judges feel are the favourites. I don't know about Hazard.

Twenty-one players have travelled and changes are expected, with the Blues seeking a sixth win from six Premier League games at West Ham on Sunday.

"Certainly, after this World Cup, I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will have the final decision".

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