CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted he could rest Eden Hazard again in the Europa League tomorrow.
The Blues take on Hungarian side Vidi as they look to make it two wins from two in the competition.
Chelsea beat PAOK Salonika 1-0 last time out thanks to a Willian goal in the seventh minute.
And Sarri has admitted only one of Hazard or Callum Hudson-Odoi will feature tomorrow at Stamford Bridge.
“For sure not both – Hazard or Hudson-Odoi I think,” he explained.
“I said a couple of weeks ago that the period from the first international break to the second is like my pre-season so I would like to see every player in this period, so maybe tomorrow it is time to see Loftus-Cheek I think.
“I don’t know about Hudson-Odoi at the moment.
“Loftus-Cheek was unlucky in the last three weeks after the match with the international team, he had a problem but in the last five or six days he has been better, he is able to play tomorrow.”
Sarri also opened up on Cesc Fabregas and now sees him as a viable alternative to Jorginho.
But the Italian still wants the Spaniard to work on his physical condition.
He added: “Cesc did very well in the last 30 minutes in Greece and very well for 90 minutes in Liverpool.
“He has to improve his physical condition of course but he is a great option in this position.
“Cesc is very good in moving the ball, like Jorginho, more than Jorginho, so we don’t need to change the style of football with Fabregas.”
Hazard has started the season in top form, netting seven goals in eight matches.
That has helped the Blues to third in the Premier League, two points behind Liverpool and Manchester City.
Chelsea’s clash with Vidi kicks off at 8pm tomorrow.