Maurizio Sarri has said that Chelsea are in a defensive crisis.
“Cahill is out, a problem with the Achilles tendon. He is out for the moment. I hope to have him back in one week. But he is out, starting four or five days ago. So we are in trouble with the centre-backs. In training we played with (Cesar) Azpilicueta at centre-back, in case as he is the only one who can play there.”
“It is normal, it can happen that we are in trouble. We have had a lot of games and been lucky with injuries. Worried? A little.”
“We tried to reach to the end of the season, but the injury was there. He had a problem with the meniscus,” the Italian added. “We tried to reach to the end of the season, he was unlucky. The situation, with or without the match was the same. At the end of the season he would have had surgery.”
“I am sure he is ready to play in every match. The only problem is the number. I am confident with Andreas, because he is ready,” Sarri said. “He has played important matches very well.”