Sarri uninterested in discussions on future

Updated: 01/03/2024

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he is not bothered about speculation surrounding his future as he ponders changes for their game against Dynamo Kiev.

The Italian has come under intense scrutiny this season for his perceived unwillingness to alter his style and his rigid tactical system and substitutions.

However, since their Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City, notable for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refusing to come off when Sarri planned to substitute him.

Since then, things have picked up slightly, with wins over London rivals Tottenham and Fulham alleviating the pressure on the Italian.

A good run in the Europa League would also provide positivity for Sarri as Chelsea prepare to face Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of the round of 216 stage in the competition (Chelsea 2/7, Dynamo Kiev 13/1, draw 9/2 – Match Betting).

However, questions on his future continue to dominate and Sarri admits he is tired of discussing his future at the club.

“It’s not a big problem, the problem is the results. All the rest is not important in this moment,” Sarri said in his pre-match press conference.

“I want to win for the club, not for me. I was confident in the past, I am confident now. But I want to think only about our performances.”

Chelsea are set to play their eighth game in just 25 days against the Ukrainian opposition and Sarri admits he could make changes to his side for the game, with the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi eager to be drafted in for some valuable game time (Loftus-Cheek to score anytime 2/1, Hudson-Odoi 2/1).

“We have no injury. Of course we have some players tired because the last week was very hard for us. We need to consider the situation and to rest some players, I think,” Sarri continued.

The Blues have a tough looking Premier League fixture at home to Wolves on Sunday so that could further reinforce Sarri’s desire to rest key players such as Eden Hazard (Chelsea 8/15, Wolves 11/2, draw 3/1 – Match Betting).

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