Chelsea team news and predicted line up for Europa League final: How will Sarri play if 50/50 Kante doesn’t make starting XI?

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CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri is sweating over the fitness N’Golo Kante ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal.

The under-fire Italian could forced to shake up his squad after the World Cup winner injured his knee during a training session.

Maurizio Sarri will have to reshuffle his squad if N’Golo Kante is available

Kante, who scored four goals in 36 league appearances this season, gave fans hope when he trained with his team-mates on Tuesday.

But Sarri claimed his star midfielder is 50/50 to feature in the clash at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

In Kante’s absence, Sarri could start with Jorginho in the heart of midfield with Matteo Kovacic and Ross Barkley.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is not available after he ruptured his achilles tendon in a post-season charity match.

Pedro or Willian will start out wide with Eden Hazard with Olivier Giroud starting up front against his former club.

It could be the Belgian star’s last game in a Blues shirt after Chelsea agreed a £115m deal for him to join Real Madrid. 

Gonzalo Higuain could miss out completely after his bust-up with Luiz led to Sarri storming out of training.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been ruled out after he ruptured his Achilles during the 2-2 league draw with Burnley.

An alternative line-up for Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri


Kepa is set to start between the sticks after his heroics in the penalty shootout in semi-final win over Frankfurt.

Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta are expected to start at the back.

Alternatively, the Blues boss could start with Emerson after his impressive spell of form for the Blues.

SunSport’s combined XI for the 2018/19 Europa League final

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