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Maurizio Sarri will be speaking to the media on Friday ahead of our trip to play Cardiff City and here we look at the possible subjects that could be discussed...


What time and where is the press conference?

The press conference starts at 1.30pm UK time at our Cobham training ground in Surrey. As always it can viewed live on Chelsea TV and via The Fifth Stand App.


Potential discussion points

Here we take a look at some of the topics that might be raised...
 

Injury update

With much of his squad having been in action for their respective countries over the international break, Sarri is likely to be asked about the fitness of his players who have been away, and if any have returned with injury problems and might be a doubt for the game in Cardiff. 

Team selection

In light of the international action and the fact he has had a core group of players to work with at Cobham over the past fortnight, Sarri could make changes to the team that started at Everton in our last outing, and the journalists present might quiz him on that, especailly with the game at Goodison Park ending in defeat. 

International highlights

It has been a great 10 days or so for a number of our internationals. Eden Hazard earned his 100th Belgium cap and scored three goals, while Callum Hudson-Odoi received the first two senior caps of his fledgling career and impressed for England, as did Ross Barkley who netted a brace against Montenegro on Monday having also played well as a sub in the earlier game. Olivier Giroud struck a couple of goals as well and went clear third in France's all-time scoring charts. 

Sarri could be asked what he made of his players' performances, particularly 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi's, and if they will have an effect on his team selection on Sunday. 

The challenge of Cardiff

The Blues head to Wales in need of three points after not winning either of our last two league matches. Opponents Cardiff may be fighting relegation but they have an impressive home record and will pose a stern test. Sarri could be questioned on how he plans to deal with the Bluebirds' approach. 

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