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Sarri Concerned Over Willian Absence Sarri Frustrated With In-Demand Chelsea Star
Sergio Cook | 03 August, 2018, 18:47

Ahead of Sunday's Community Shield showdown with Manchester City, Sarri explained: 'I spoke yesterday with him about his lateness.

Though Willian reportedly kept the club informed about his travel plans, questions will no doubt abound as to what the player really wants to happen this summer, with Barcelona ready to pounce.

Courtois won the La Liga title, the Copa del Rey and the Super Cup during his stint at Atletico under Diego Simeone.

According to some reports, an expired passport is the reason behind Willian's absence, but Sarri has branded the situation as odd.

There is less bullishness about Thibaut Courtois, who has shown little interest in extending the contract that expires next summer, but all parties know a high-quality replacement goalkeeper must be secured before he is allowed to leave.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has tipped Maurizio Sarri to be a success at Chelsea. I don't know. I want to see the last two training sessions and then tomorrow morning I will decide'.

Hudson-Odoi then made his professional debut for the club in January in the FA Cup and also played a couple of Premier League games under former manager Antonio Conte.

Hudson-Odoi's velcro close control, dribbling and all-around technical ability have impressed Chelsea supporters to no end.

Sarri, who has not won a trophy in his career, said: "The match for us is very hard for one reason: they have worked all together for two years".

"I want to win, because it's very important to have immediately a trophy".

Inter Milan's Roberto Gagliardini, Danilo D'Ambrosio and Kwadwo Asamoah are seasoned global defenders but there was a moment in the 53rd minute of Saturday's 1-1 draw against Chelsea when they were made to look like part-time Sunday League interlopers.

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