Sarri clashes with Chelsea board ahead of Arsenal game

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has admitted that he is unhappy with his squad being forced to travel to the United States for a post-season friendly before their Europa League final against Arsenal.

The Blues qualified for the Europa League final after beating Eintracht Frankfurt in a dramatic penalty shootout at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening.

Sarri’s side will face Arsenal in Baku on May 29 after Unai Emery’s men beat Valencia in their semi-final.

Chelsea play Leicester City on Sunday in their final Premier League game of the season after which they will travel to the United States, for a post-season friendly against New England Revolution in Massachusetts on May 16.

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And Sarri has said he is annoyed with the disruption to his squad’s recovery, ahead of their final against Arsenal in Azerbaijan.

“Now we need to rest. Unfortunately we have to go to play in the United States.

“Because I think in this moment, we need to rest. We have 10 days to prepare for the final.

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“We have to recover energy because we are really very tired,” Sarri told BT Sport.