Livescore: Latest Europa League result for Chelsea vs PAOK

Tyler Owen
November 30, 2018

There have been discussions from the outside looking in on whether Jorginho should stay at the base of the Chelsea midfield or whether N'Golo Kante should step in. "I don't want Kante in this position", Sarri is quoted as saying by Sky Sports as he addressed the criticism of his team selection.

Ever since Maurizio Sarri has taken over as Chelsea boss in the summer, the Italian has transformed Chelsea into a formidable unit but has altered with the system slightly.

Ahead of Chelsea's match against PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday, Sarri also had words of warning for Callum Hudson-Odoi.

This prospect, one which now sees Ruben Loftus-Cheek - who started during the World Cup for England - unable to find a way into Sarri's starting Premier League team, is said to have led Hudson-Odoi to look elsewhere for first-team opportunities.

"He has to work and he is very good in the one on one, but he has to move without the ball".

Two goals from Olivier Giroud had already put Chelsea in control against PAOK, who saw defender Yevhen Khacheridi dismissed for bringing down the Frenchman in the eighth minute, and substitute Alvaro Morata added a fourth when he nodded in Hudson-Odoi's inviting cross with 12 minutes remaining.

While speaking to Love Radio Sport the Englishman said, "I'm a little bit against the grain [on Kante]".

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'The goal will give him confidence, like [Olivier] Giroud and [Alvaro] Morata.

"You need a bit of luck in front of goal".

"I want to see we learned our lessons".

"I couldn't believe I got the opportunity to start". I am very happy with this. Every time I got the ball I wanted to do my stuff.

"So I think that if there were two different players, it would have been the same".

"You'll always remember me, huh?". The Spaniard has started in the majority of league games, but score his first goal in five outings in this game. Loftus-Cheek also provided more evidence that he is progressing tactically under Sarri's guidance, and numerous starters got some rest ahead of Fulham. The French striker has five goals in his last four Chelsea starts-and four goals in four European starts.

'I will celebrate tonight with my family'.

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