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Maurizio Sarri will be speaking to the media on Wednesday afternoon as the build-up to our Europa League final continues. It is a special press day at Cobham, which includes the conference, 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 has not played since limping off against Watford near the start of the month with hamstring trouble, but he was involved when training resumed this week after a short break. Sarri is likely to be asked what the latest is on our French midfielder, and if he is on track to start in the final in a week's time. 


The final straight

The boss may face questions about his general preparations for this game and how he is keeping the players sharp given the unusually long gap between games.  

Losing Loftus-Cheek

This is the first time Sarri will speak to the media since Ruben Loftus-Cheek suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon playing in the United States. He will almost certainly be asked how big a blow he considers losing the midfielder and the likely length of absence.

Arsenal absentee

One subject that may be raised is the decision by the Gunners' Henrikh Mkhitarayn not to travel to the final in Azerbaijan. With some supporters from both clubs also expressing frustration, Sarri may be quizzed on his views over whether Baku is a suitable venue.

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