Carragher rips into Chelsea’s Sarri over Hudson-Odoi saga

Hudson-Odoi benched vs Cardiff

Chelsea travelled to Cardiff on Sunday as they looked to close the gap on the top four.

The Blues started the day in 6th place but would go level on points with 4th place Man United should they beat Cardiff.

However, Man United have now played one less game that Maurizio Sarri’s side.

The big news heading into the game was Sarri’s surprise team selection.

Left on the bench in Wales where the likes of Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Sarri has explained his team selection below.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Carragher slams Sarri

After Hudson-Odoi started for England vs Montenegro and put on a stellar showing, some Chelsea fans may have thought Sarri might finally have given the 18-year-old his first Premier League start.

However, that was not the case, maybe because Sarri admitted he only watched around 20 minutes of Hudson-Odoi’s first international start.

After admitting to this and seemingly brushing it off, Jamie Carragher has hit out at the Italian:

“This is a lad who is making his international debut. Why are you not watching the full game? You could argue he’s watching a load of his other Chelsea team-mates, flicking the channels, whatever. You don’t need to watch them.

“They’re all 27, 28, 29… this is a young kid. Can he handle the spotlight of playing for England?

“This is a lad I’m trying to keep at my club. So to then just dismiss this lad’s international debut, which is probably the biggest thing that’s ever happened to him as a footballer at a young age, to just dismiss it and say the 20 minutes I did watch he didn’t even play well.

“I could imagine people above Sarri shaking their heads and thinking, “Why did you say such a stupid thing in a press conference? We are trying to get this lad to sign a contract!”As quoted by the Metro.

Watch the full video below.

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