Shock team selection as Maurizio Sarri prepare for Thursday clash against PAOK Salonika

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Chelsea will be in Europa League after missing out on a Champions League place for the second time in three seasons.

The Blues will kick-start their Europa League game against PAOK Salonika on Thursday.

Maurizio Sarri released the named of his Europa League squad and there a few absentees.

Chelsea Europa League squad 2018/19

  1. Kepa Arrizabalaga
  2. Willy Caballero
  3. Antonio Rudiger

3.Marcos Alonso

  1. Davide Zappacosta
  2. Gary Cahill
  3. Andreas Christensen
  4. César Azpilicueta
  5. David Luiz
  6. Emerson Palmieri
  7. Ethan Ampadu
  8. Cesc Fabregas
  9. Jorginho
  10. N’Golo Kante
  11. Ross Barkley
  12. Eden Hazard
  13. Mateo Kovacic
  14. Willian
  15. Pedro
  16. Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  17. Victor Moses
  18. Olivier Giroud
  19. Alvaro Morata

Lucas Piazon has been added to Chelsea’s Premier League squad but he, Robert Green and midfielder Danny Drinkwater have not made it to the Europa League squad.

Hudson-Odoi has been rewarded with the No.20 shirt following his impressive displays in pre-season and Sarri has made it clear that the youngster is part of his plans this term.



1 thought on “Shock team selection as Maurizio Sarri prepare for Thursday clash against PAOK Salonika”

  1. Why Hudson-Odoi is missing from this Europa squad is beyond me? It is a perfect competition along with the other cup competitions to give the lad the game time he so richly deserves. In the early rounds of these cups do we really want to risk fatigue or worse still injury to the likes of our top stars like Hazard, Kante, Willian or Jorginho? Hudson-Odoi should be starting on Thursday night with Hazard sat in the stands a mere spectator. He, along with many first team regulars should be being rested for the West Ham game on Sunday. Following their very good win at Everton, the Hammers will be confident of putting in a performance against us and our record at their new stadium is not great. They could prove no roll-over merchants in this London derby as there is no love loss between the two clubs. IMHO our new Italian Manager has missed a trick with this Europa squad and the addition of Moses but the exclusion of Hudson-Odoi. Very disappointing.

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