Maurizio Sarri Doesn't Trust Either Striker - Chelsea Legend

Maurizio Sarri Doesn't Trust Either Striker - Chelsea Legend

Maurizio Sarri Doesn't Trust Either Striker - Chelsea Legend

Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday as N'Golo Kante scored the only goal of the game in the second half.

Giroud, recalled to the side by Sarri, left the ground on crutches and could be facing a lengthy spell out.

The Chelsea defender hasn't always been everyone's cup of tea, with his occasional lapses in concentration often proving costly, but there were no such problems on Sunday in a fine display. I think that, later in the evening, I will see the doctor for the first results, but I think the real result will only be known [on Monday].

Going from an unbeaten run of three games, with the ex-champs one of those games in the mix, this was not the home performance needed by Crystal Palace.

The 31-year-old Spaniard has played just five matches in the Premier League under Maurizio Sarri this campaign.

"We have been unlucky". Yesterday in 10 minutes we had three injuries - Fabregas, Loftus and Drinkwater - then Giroud today, and we were already without Pedro and Odoi.

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It's the prayer of every manager that their players remain fit during the busy festive season as they will definitely need to shuffle their starting lineup.

With the anticipated addition of Dominic Solanke on loan, Crystal Palace will transform into a far more risky side capable of turning quality chances into more regular goals. Last term, Klopp used the Premier League to rotate his side to prepare for Champions League fixtures which impacted on the Solanke's minutes positively.

"It was very hard at the end of the game but we were able to fight and get the win".

'In this position we have only two players, Jorginho and Fabregas, so for me it would be really a problem without Cesc, ' the Chelsea boss said last week.

"The only thing I didn't like is that we didn't kill the match off", added the Italian.

"We played against a unsafe opponent so we had to have possession, we played well in the first 45 minutes and even better in the second half, the only thing I didn't like is that we didn't kill the match off", added the Italian.

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