Chelsea vs Liverpool team news: Maurizio Sarri’s Pedro injury update

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he is uncertain as to whether Pedro will return from injury by the end of the week.

The Blues take on Liverpool in a Carabao Cup and Premier League doubleheader this week.

Sarri could be without the Spaniard for their trip to Anfield tomorrow and then the meeting at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Maurizio Sarri on Pedro’s importance

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: Maurizio Sarri, coach of Chelsea looks on prior to the international friendly between Chelsea FC and Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

Maurizio Sarri hopes to have Pedro back for Saturday’s clash with Liverpool but admits his availability is currently unclear.

Pedro suffered a shoulder injury during Chelsea’s Europa League clash with PAOK.

Sarri said:

“For us, he is very important because he is the best player we have with movement without the ball.

“We are trying to have him at the end of the week, but I don’t know at the moment.”

West Ham United 0-0 Chelsea

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea FC at London Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Following their first Europa League outing of the season, Chelsea were the latest side to fall victim to the Europa League hangover.

The West London club were held to a goalless draw on the opposite side of the capital on Sunday.

The Blues looked lethargic and were unable to break down a West Ham United.

Chelsea had won five from five prior to their trip to the London Stadium whilst West Ham had claimed just three points all season.

Many other Premier League clubs have struggled the weekend after a fixture in the competition.

Sarri will now need to find a way to avoid another slump following Europa League action.


Read more Chelsea news here:

Maurizio Sarri refuses to blame Europa League fatigue for draw with West Ham

Fears for Liverpool vs Man City in the title race

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