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Maurizio Sarri will be speaking to the media on Friday afternoon ahead of our meeting with West Ham at Stamford Bridge 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 1.15pm 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...

Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek and Christensen to keep their place?

Sarri was full of praise for the three Chelsea Academy graduates he brought into the team for Wednesday's win over Brighton. Callum Hudson-Odoi assisted the opener on his first Premier League start, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek netted his second goal in four days from midfield. Andreas Christensen meanwhile contributed to a clean sheet, and all three will be hoping to keep their place for the visit of West Ham. 

Giroud's impact

On his first league start since December Olivier Giroud displayed his attacking qualities against Brighton. As well as scoring he effectively linked our forward play, and he will be another player hoping to retain his place, something Sarri could be questioned on. 

Prague trip to affect selection?

We play Slavia Prague away in the Europa League quarter-final first leg just 72 hours after the West Ham game, so that could be another factor behind Sarri's team selection as he might explain. 

Home form

We have had our struggles on the road this year, but our home form has been excellent. The win over Brighton was our 10th in 16 games at Stamford Bridge in the league, and we have kept seven clean sheets in our past 10 on home soil. Ahead of a London derby in SW6, Sarri could be asked why he thinks there has been such a marked difference between our home and away form. 

Top-four race

The battle for a Champions League place is getting tighter and tighter. This week there have been wins for Arsenal, Tottenham and us, and a defeat for Man United. The boss could be asked to comment on the latest situation with just six league games left now. 

 

West Ham's threat

The Hammers have had an up-and-down season but were the first team to take points off us this season, back in September, and they have been problematic opponents of ours at the Bridge in recent years. What threat they will pose could be put to Sarri. 

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