Maurizio Sarri
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Chelsea face West Ham on Monday night, in a game that should hopefully see us pick up our third win on the spin.

If we manage that, we will have made hug strides in the top 4 race, especially given the points dropped around us.

Our game against Brighton last night was our most impressive performance in months, and one of the stars was Callum Hudson-Odoi. But we can still expect to see him back on the bench for this big game.

That will be upsetting for many fans, who would like to see him carry on his hot form. But they must be realistic. We’ve seen all season that Sarri prefers the experience of Pedro or Willian opposite Hazard. They both also got last night off, so will be really fresh.

This is the time of season where Sarri is finally caving in to the need for rotation, and while Callum was the beneficiary of that last night, he will also suffer the downsides too.

But Chelsea fans should not get too frustrated by this seeming backwards step. Callum has shown what he can do now, and he will certainly start the Europa League game in Prague if he doesn’t play 90 minutes.

Slow and steady has proved to be Sarri’s method with these young players all along. Don’t expect him to change now.

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