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Maurizio Sarri will be speaking to the media on Friday ahead of our meeting with Manchester United at Old Trafford, 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...

Top-four race

The battle for a Champions League place remains incredibly tight with just three games remaining for all the sides involved now. Every team from third to sixth has dropped points in recent days, with Arsenal and Manchester United not making the most of their midweek games in hand. Our meeting with Man Utd on Sunday is the last between any of the teams in the top six, and Sarri is bound to be asked for his assessment of the current situation. 
 

Man United match-up

Our hosts on Sunday have struggled in recent weeks, exiting the FA Cup and the Champions League as well as losing three of their four league matches in April. They will be looking to bounce back from their derby defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday, which was also their first reverse at Old Trafford in the league since August. That shows what a tough nut they are to crack on home soil, and Sarri could be asked about what he is expecting from the Red Devils. 


Callum Hudson-Odoi update

Callum Hudson-Odoi went off injured in our last game against Burnley and there has since been news he has had a successful operation on his Achilles. Sarri might be asked how the 18-year-old is getting on in the wake of this setback. 

Injury update

As well as Hudson-Odoi, N'Golo Kante was also withdrawn on Monday with bruising on his ribs. The Frenchman's fitness could be brought up, along with how the rest of the squad are doing ahead of such a big game. 


Hazard omission

Eden Hazard was not named in the PFA Team of the Year despite his outstanding individual season, and Sarri could be asked for his opinion on that. 

 

 

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