Sarri gives major hint that Ampadu is set for greater involvement at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri has insisted that Chelsea need to sign a replacement for Cesc Fabregas.

But if they don’t, the Blues boss could turn to youngster Ethan Ampadu.

Head coach Sarri recently revealed that Chelsea would not sign a replacement for Gary Cahill if the defender leaves and would instead move youngster Ampadu up the pecking order.

As well as centre-back, Ampadu can also play in midfield – and has impressed there when given a chance in the Blues first team.

And he could end up featuring there more often if Chelsea do not make a midfield signing following Fabregas’ recent move to Monaco.

“In the future, maybe. Playing as a central midfielder in our team is not easy,” Sarri said when asked at a press conference if he saw Ampadu as a midfield option.

“We need to try and try and try in training. But I think he is able to do it.”

Sarri admitted that Jorginho’s poor display against Newcastle on Saturday underlined the need to replace Fabregas as a back-up midfield option.

“After 20 minutes he (Jorginho) lost a lot of balls. It’s unusual and I think he was in trouble,” Sarri said.

“Maybe he was tired, I don’t know. But if Fabregas was on the bench I think that in the second half he would have been on the pitch instead of Jorginho.”




Be the first to comment on "Sarri gives major hint that Ampadu is set for greater involvement at Chelsea"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*