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Sarri hints at the exit of two Chelsea stars

Maurizio Sarri hints at the potential exit of two Chelsea stars

November 3, 2018 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
Per the words of the Italian manager, the days of the duo are numbered.

Ahead of Sunday's home game against Crystal Palace, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has handed Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses an ultimatum. The former Napoli boss has admonished the pair to Improve their respective games or risk being shown the exit door.

Danny Drinkwater, who joined the Blues in 2017, has failed to break into the starting eleven despite being instrumental in Leicester City's title win back in 2016. The 28-year-old midfielder has not featured in a single game for the London club since his appearance in the Community Shield earlier this season.

Relatively, Victor Moses has also been surplus to requirement. The 27-year-old Nigerian has made five appearances across all competitions this season.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's league game with Palace, Sarri implied that his tactics may force both Drinkwater and Moses out of Chelsea.

"I think the situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two other midfielders," Sarri said. "I told him two months ago what I think.

"Moses is more suitable for playing wing-back than like a winger or a full-back, I think. I don't know [if they have a future at Chelsea]. They have to improve but their characteristics are a little bit different."

Sarri, who has used the second least number of players this season, further reiterated that he will possibly call on some of his fringe players with the match roster about to get packed.

"We have used 26 players in official matches [in all competitions] this season so the rotation at the moment is this, but I don't know in the future," he added.

"If you look only in the Premier League the situation is that, you are right [only used 19 players] but I have to look at all competitions: 90 minutes are 90 minutes. You have to look at the League Cup, Europa League, and the national team.

"I have to look also to the minutes in the national teams. So I think the rotation is good. Every moment was done only between the Europa League, League Cup, and Premier League but, in the future, it will be different.

"If you look at December and January, you need to change also in the Premier League because we will play every three days in the Premier League. So we need to change in the Premier League."

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