Olivier Giroud Starts - Chelsea Team vs Fulham Confirmed

Ranieri backs Sarri’s call on Kante

Bayern Munich leading race for Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi

Maurizio Sarri was quick to dismiss the suggestion that Giroud had earned a starting spot against Fulham with his clinical finishing, while praise of Hudson-Odoi was qualified by the modest opposition, who were reduced to ten men after seven minutes.

Christensen has been frequently excluded from the Chelsea set-up under Maurizio Sarri, failing to appear in the Premier League this season and relegated to roles in their Europa League campaign which is usually regarded as a second-string side being fielded.

Chelsea's unbeaten run in the Premier League finally came to an end as their arch London rivals ran rampant and slew the West London outfit by three goals to one in an electrifying London Derby at Wembley.

But despite being impressed with the youngster's performance, Sarri wasn't getting carried away.

"For us at Leicester N'Golo was a fantastic midfielder with Danny Drinkwater, they understood very, very well what I wanted", said Ranieri, ahead of Fulham's Premier League trip to Chelsea on Sunday.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly indicated that he wants assurances over his game-time before penning a new contract at Chelsea.

England worldwide Barkley played the entire 90 minutes of Thursday's 4-0 thrashing over the Greek side.

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"I think that Hudson-Odoi played very well but the type of match suited his characteristics", Sarri was quoted by Metro UK as saying at post-match.

In fact, odds of 10/11 (1.91) look too good to pass up on Fulham's generosity at the back helping to ensure over 3.5 goals are scored for Chelsea's fifth league game in six.

"I want to see him in a match where we need also the defensive phase".

Sarri said 67-year-old Ranieri, who acquired the nickname "The Tinkerman" during his four year spell in charge of Chelsea from 2000-2004, said he would not go so far as to classify his compatriot as a friend.

"Usually a team of Claudio is really very solid", said the 59-year-old. The last three matches we had big problems with the impact to the match.

Chelsea maintained their flawless record in Europa League with the win at Stamford Bridge and have secured top spot in Group L.

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