Maurizio Sarri says Callum Hudson-Odoi playing with maturity

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Chelsea had not given up hope of convincing Hudson-Odoi to stay and have been speaking to the player and his family. "Now with the midfielders we are in trouble, I think, because I don't know the [injury] situation of Ruben [Loftus-Cheek], if it is serious or not", he said.

Despite having made just 11 senior appearances Bayern see Hudson-Odoi as the ideal replacement for ageing wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. A very good match with application (including) in the defensive phase - very good.

Fabregas appeared to say goodbye to Chelsea after Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge, where he applauded all sides of the ground.

Sarri explained: "Alvaro (Morata) had a little problem with his hamstring in training this morning, so we preferred him to rest".

"In my opinion, he needs to go", said Sarri. "Secondly, because I do not want players on the pitch who are at risk of substitution like Willian, Pedro or Olivier Giroud so I prefer to play with young players". "I don't want a very important player as Cesc unhappy". He is improving and I am very happy with him.

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"Since my departure from Arsenal I talk every two or three days with Cesc and it has not changed in recent days", he said.

Therefore, Hudson-Odoi will be presented with an excellent opportunity to make a breakthrough at one of Europe's biggest clubs, although it's only fair to acknowledge Bayern's reluctance in giving young players the opportunity to shine on the big stage.

Chelsea started with Callum Hudson-Odoi for their Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley tonight - despite the player being the subject of intense transfer speculation.

Sarri also told Chelsea fans to focus on supporting their team instead of directing chants at Spurs fans in Tuesday's tie.