Published: Tue, January 15, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

EPL: Sarri reveals player that’ll take Fabregas’ position at Chelsea

EPL: Sarri reveals player that’ll take Fabregas’ position at Chelsea earlier reported that Bayern Munich have approached Chelsea for the second time in a bid sign Callum Hudson-Odoi.

"The player who plays in that position usually touches about 120, 130 balls [per game], and so I think we need a specialist there. They didn't respect our club".

The Blues have scored just 13 goals in their last 11 Premier League games and Sarri is increasingly favouring an attacking focal point of Hazard, rather than recognised strikers Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata. "I am very, very happy with the player because the player is improving".

Following the departure of Cesc Fabregas to AS Monaco, Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is now desperate to sign a midfielder and it is believed that the Blues have already made an enquiry for Adrien Rabiot - as reported by L'Equipe. Those "Fabregas days" were not rare by any means and somebody who has watched him play knows it. In one, two months, he will be at the same level as the other players. I don't know what to say, I do not know the situation. Playing as a central midfielder in our team is not easy, we need to try and try and try in training with him.

Fulham are among the clubs to have been linked with the Belgian striker.

Ampadu, who is also 18, signed a five-year contract in October and he has been told by Sarri that he will replace the outgoing Gary Cahill as the club's fourth-choice centre-back.

"At the moment Morata is here, so I think he has to think only to play".

Now, Sarri has indicated that he would like to bring in two new players this month, although he admits that the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu could both stake claims for spots in the first team this season.

"At the moment, for his mental condition, he's not able to play".

"Willian for us is really very important".

The Italian worldwide - a lynchpin of Sarri's midfield this season - lost possession on several occasions against Newcastle.

In addition, Goal can confirm the Blues will report Bayern to Federation Internationale de Football Association if they find evidence the Bundesliga champions made an illegal approach to Hudson-Odoi.

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