Manchester City Draw Burton Albion in Carabao Cup Semi Final

Maurizio Sarri has said that he never expected his Chelsea team to challenge for the Premier League title in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The 27-year-old's current contract with Chelsea expires in June 2020 and he is yet to agree to an extension as he weighs up his future.

Sarri said: "I think so.
"Mourinho won everything, won everywhere so I like him very much as a coach and as a man", he said".

The report adds that the player is worth at least £35m, and his club won't stop him from joining a top-six club.

On the eve of the Stamford Bridge tie, assistant coach Gianfranco Zola hinted that Wilson was of "interest" to Chelsea, saying he had all the attributes "to go a long way".

"He's certainly one of the players who has given this club a lot of satisfaction", Zola said.

League One side Burton are now 15th in the table and booked their place in the semi-final with a 1-0 win away at Middlesbrough this week.

"Financial considerations for us at this stage are the main thing, but it's also something for everyone to look forward to".

The Blues play Leicester on Saturday, after beating holders Manchester City and Brighton without fielding a recognised striker.

"He's a very good midfielder but he is suitable for a midfield two because with a three he is not really a central midfielder or suitable for centre right or centre left".

Ahead of the game, Maurizio Sarri has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he's provided a full team news and injury update including the latest on Andreas Christensen and Alvaro Morata. We need Jamie, with his ability, capacity and character, to give his best.

  • Rosalie Stanley