Maurizio Sarri says Callum Hudson-Odoi will 'probably start' for Chelsea tomorrow

In his preview of tomorrow's Chelsea v Brighton match at Stamford Bridge, Maurizio Sarri revealed one player who will be absent through injury and also spoke about the likelihood of Callum Hudson-Odoi starting his first Premier League match. 

The boss was answering the media's questions at Cobham ahead of the Seagulls' visit to west London, and began by providing an injury update. 

'We have a little problem with [Marcos] Alonso,' Sarri reported. 

'In the last match he had a little problem with his hamstring. He has to rest for three or four days.'

When asked about the chances of Hudson-Odoi starting, Sarri explained how he had spotted the youngster's talent very soon after he arrived at Chelsea 

'In pre-season after four or five training sessions I realised Callum was a player with great potential. In my opinion in that moment he wasn’t ready to play at this level, but during the season he has improved and now he is ready to play.

'I decided at the beginning of the season he had to stay with us and I put him in the squad. I know Callum very well. I want him to improve more. His potential is high. Callum is always in my mind. He is our future, and now he is ready to play. Probably he will start tomorrow, or the next match.

'Firstly I want to see the condition of all our players, of Willi, Pedro, Eden, all the wingers, but of course he is in my mind.'

Sarri was also asked if N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard will return to the starting XI

'I don’t know at the moment but I think so. They rested in the last match, N'Golo for all the match, Eden for 55 mins, but we need to consider N’Golo in this season has played 50 matches, and Hazard 48.

'In the last two weeks they played two matches for their national teams, so sometimes they need to rest, but now they are okay. 

'Eden usually plays every match. He knows very well sometimes he needs to rest. It’s not a problem for Eden.'

A few tickets remain for tomorrow's game and they can be bought in person at the Stamford Bridge ticket office...

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