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Maurizio Sarri and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be speaking to the media on Wednesday ahead of our decisive Europa League semi-final meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt, 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...

Kante update

N'Golo Kante limped off against Watford on Sunday and is a major doubt for Eintracht Frankfurt's visit. Sarri is likely to be asked what the latest is on our French midfielder, and if there is any possibility at all of him featuring this week. 
 

Semi-final balance

The two teams reconvene after a 1-1 draw in central Germany last week. Sarri said after that game he was frustrated we didn't leave with the victory which would have given us a very strong platform indeed from which to try to advance to Baku. As it is, the semi-final remains in the balance and Sarri could be asked how he wants his team to set out on Thursday, especially considering we come in to the second leg with the advantage of having scored an away goal. 
 

Frankfurt's reaction

Eintracht Frankfurt lost 6-1 to Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend and how Sarri expects them to react to that thrashing could be a question posed. 

Top-four secured

Sarri last spoke in the wake of our victory over Watford, and a few hours later Arsenal's draw with Brighton and Hove Albion confirmed our place in this season's top four. The boss could be asked for his reaction to the news, and if it could affect his players' mentality for the rest of the season. 

Hazard return?

Sarri didn't select Eden Hazard in his starting XI in Frankfurt and whether he returns to the side could be a topic raised by the journalists present. 

 

 

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