Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has said that Chelsea must worry more about the match against Tottenham Hotspur in the league three days later than the upcoming final in the Carabao Cup against Manchester City tonight.
Chelsea have been hit with a transfer ban which will mean that the Blues might be unable to sign a player in the near future. There is also growing concern with Chelsea losing their top four spot in the league this season. Finally Eden Hazard has been rumoured to leave the club for Real Madrid.
In such circumstances, Hasselbaink feels, getting top four will be key to keeping Hazard and having a safe future.
“It’ll be difficult for Hazard if Chelsea aren’t in the Champions League next season. That’s why the game with Tottenham is every bit as vital as the Carabao Cup Final, maybe even more.”
“But sooner or later I think the club will have to shuffle things around anyway to provide a pathway for young players like Callum Hudson-Odoi.”
“They have some great young players coming through but if they can’t get into the first team they will go to clubs like Manchester United , Liverpool and Spurs who given them a chance.”