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Chelsea boss Sarri: Dynamo Kiev pitch a disaster

14 March 2019

Chelsea travel to Dynamo Kyiv in the second leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie.

However, the club are considering an official complaint to UEFA after training on the pitch at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Wednesday night.

"The pitch is not good", Sarri, 60, said.

This is Maurizio Sarri's only chance of silverware in his first year at Stamford Bridge, as they are out of the running for the Premier League, FA Cup and recently lost in the Carabao Cup final. The pitch is not good. "The pitch is not good and I think that it's really risky to play any football here". It's a problem for us, but also for our opponents.I don't know the reason: probably the winter.

"I don't know the reason, probably winter, because I played here two years ago and the pitch was wonderful (but it is now) very, very unsafe". "It's really very risky for injuries", Sarri told reporters. Sometimes that's not possible and you get injuries'.

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Striker Gonzalo Higuain has not travelled due to illness while teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is likely to start, Sarri added. Sarri insists he will not keep players against their will.

Questions have been asked about Sarri's lack of flexibility in his tactics, but Willian backed the Chelsea coach's use of Jorginho.

Lampard has urged the England Under-19s worldwide to make the most of his opportunities when they arrive, telling talkSPORT: "Firstly, I'd love him to stay at Chelsea". Eden is one of the best in the world.

Hudson Odoi also revealed the loudest and quietest players in the Chelsea FC dressing room.

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Chelsea boss Sarri: Dynamo Kiev pitch a disaster