Maurizio Sarri drops Ampadu & Hudson-Odoi hint ahead of Europa League clash against Dynamo Kiev

Maurizio Sarri has the option to shuffle his pack this evening with Chelsea leading Dynamo Kiev 3-0 ahead of the second leg.

The Blues already have one foot in the final eight of the competition and they will be there unless they completely fall to pieces against the Ukrainian side.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, who scored the final goal against Kiev last Thursday, has impressed in the competition when given a chance this season and will be hoping to start, while Ethan Ampadu could also be an option from the first whistle.

Quizzed about whether or not Hudson-Odoi would be in his starting XI for the second leg, Sarri wanted to know why the reporter didn’t ask him if Ampadu would also be included in the team.

“Why not Ampadu? Tell me the difference,” said the Italian at his pre-match press conference. “I have a lot of players, of course.

“I know very well that, for you, Hudson-Odoi is the best. But, for me, I want to see them all at the same level.

“Hudson-Odoi is doing very well in the last period. He will be tomorrow, for sure, in the 18-man list.

“Maybe on the pitch, I don’t know in this moment.

“But I want to send to my team the message that the match is very important.

“I don’t want to make a mistake in this game. But, maybe, as you know in the last match Hudson-Odoi was the first change.

“So you know very well that Odoi is in my mind for every match.”

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