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Sarri hints he will rotate his squad against West Ham

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has hinted he will rotate his squad for Monday night’s visit of West Ham.

The Italian handed rare starts to the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi for Wednesday’s win over Brighton, with the duo impressing as Chelsea ran out convincing 3-0 winners at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea travel to face Czech side Slavia Prague in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday, and Sarri has suggested he will rotate his squad to deal with the club’s busy schedule.

‘Of course it will be difficult, but I have to consider in this moment of the season we need to change,’ Sarri said at his pre-match press conference.

‘We have played 51 matches, and in the last part of the season I want 20 players completely involved in our targets.

‘I don’t know [if Callum Hudson-Odoi will start]. I have to decide who is going to play against West Ham and who is going to play against Slavia.’