Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri calms Pedro shoulder injury fears

Ruben Hill
September 21, 2018

Alvaro Morata had a good chance to double Chelsea's lead two minutes later after meeting Pedro's cross, but his header went just wide of Alexandros Paschalakis' goal.

'So there's no arguments from my point of view, hence why I've not seen him.

"I am enjoying with him, with other players, because the team is really unbelievable, talented, and I think we can do great things this season".

Hazard asked to be rested for Chelsea's Europa League win over PAOK in Greece on Thursday, which saw the travelling squad delayed on their return home by a cancelled flight back to the UK.

Sarri said: "Eden Hazard, because he told me after the national team and the match against Cardiff he was a little bit exhausted, so I thought it was better to stay at Cobham, to have training and rest".

Chelsea had made all three of their substitutions but the injury coming in the final minutes of the match allowed the Blues to see out the game.

"The problem is his shoulder, but I don't know exactly the situation", he told reporters after the game.

'I spoke for a few seconds, but that probably it is not a serious injury.' Sarri was happy with how his team controlled proceedings but expressed his frustration at not killing the match. "We didn't kill the match". "I thought he affected the game really well", he added. "I hope we were so good and it's not the fault of PAOK". The confidence can come only with goals.

"I have to say also, for maybe the first time in this season Alvaro was ready in the box. He was on the ball and was active". Having been a big part of things for six years, seven years and played a huge part, not just a squad player, I'm definitely finding it hard this year to deal with that situation.

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