Maurizio Sarri has confirmed the identities of the three Chelsea players who will be unavailable for the Europa League final on Wednesday night.
Games of this magnitude are the kind that no player wants to miss, but after a long and arduous season, it’s rare that a manager will have a fully fit squad available to him.
Sarri has learnt that the hard way this term, with several of his best starting eleven picking up injuries over the course of the last few months.
The Italian will be without three in Baku who likely would have been included in the lineup if they had not been sidelined with respective injury problems.
Sarri is quoted by Football London saying:
“Rudiger no chance. No, Rudiger and Loftus-Cheek and Callum are all out.”
We still have a fighting chance of lifting the trophy without them, but there’s no denying that we’d be stronger with a full fit and available starting eleven.
That’s life, though, and we just have to deal with it. Eden’s fit, which is all that really matters.