There is no Willian problem, says Chelsea boss Sarri

Chelsea transfer news Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea transfer news Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri is "very confident" Willian will remain at Chelsea and insists there is no problem with the Brazilian after he returned late from his holiday.

"I'd like to defend, if it's possible - sometimes it's not possible - in the other half", said the 59-year-old, whose influence upon Chelsea's style was immediately apparent during its pre-season friendlies.

Sarri, who has not won a trophy in his career, said: "The match for us is very hard for one reason: they have worked all together for two years". "He plays very well, he's so young, he has a lot of quality, he's very technical".

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed 17-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is set for a first-team role this season following his impressive display against Arsenal in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.

He told the club's official website: "It is very good for me, I am really happy here in the club, with my team-mates, the supporters and the club in general".

"Pedro is a top player".

"I have to win and then it depends on the club but I want to stay here for a long time".

Digne said: "I know him and everybody I think knows him".

"With the players we've got and ability that we've got, we just want to keep on working hard together to make the club great and keep doing well".

"But in this moment of the season it's very important, the performance". I played against City last season, played them in their best moment of the season.

"In this moment it's a very hard match", Sarri said. We have been enjoying it from the first day, learning and improving on what he wants. "So I hope to see from my team another step forward".

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