Maurizio Sarri was another Premier League manager left ruing the dreaded international break as he discussed Chelsea’s injury problems ahead of their fixture with Manchester United, this Saturday.
“As usual after the national teams we have some problems,” he told his pre-match press conference.
“The most serious is with Ethan Ampadu. We have a little problem with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley, which are less serious.
“Antonio Rudiger has done better in the last two days, like Mateo Kovacic. I think they will be able to play.”
Sarri’s reign at Chelsea has gotten off to the best possible start as they are currently level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
Chelsea have also progressed in the League Cup, beating Liverpool at Anfield, and they are top of Group L in the Europa League, too.
If Sarri’s side can take all three points against Manchester United they will also be putting another nail in the proverbial coffin of, former boss, Mourinho’s time at United.