Video: What Maurizio Sarri said about futures of key Chelsea duo ahead of meeting

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri’s latest admission will most definitely put the minds of Blues fans at ease as we approach the final stage of the transfer window.

Following his side’s defeat to Man City on Sunday, the Italian tactician offered an update on the futures of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, as seen in the video below, and hinted that he expects good news on Monday.

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Sarri added these thoughts on the speculation surrounding Thibaut Courtois:

With off-the-field matters looking as though they will be resolved soon given he revealed a meeting is scheduled on Monday, Sarri can turn his attention to steadying the ship and getting this Chelsea side playing how he would like them to.

The former Napoli boss saw his first competitive game in charge of Chelsea end in defeat as it didn’t quite go to plan as they were beaten 2-0 by City in the season-opening Community Shield clash at Wembley.

His much acclaimed ‘Sarri-ball’ quite evidently didn’t come to fruition as his side were practically dominated in every part of the pitch by Guardiola’s men.

Having only been in charge for three weeks though, it was definitely a telling factor as the team’s cohesion, understanding and chemistry looked off the pace from the get go. At various points, the differences between the two teams were evident.

Sarri shed some light on how he felt with the team after their performance:

Whilst Sarri’s point that Chelsea are still missing key players is valid, the former Napoli boss should know that with the stigma attached to the Chelsea job, given their recent history of sacking managers without hesitation, he will need to get things into shape as soon as possible.

The Blues will now look to put things right when they travel to Huddersfield in their opening game of the Premier League season next weekend.

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