Liverpool v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Third Round
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea shows appreciation to the fans after the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Maurizio Sarri is keen to win silverware in his first season at Chelsea, but won’t be losing any sleep over it either

The Italian coach will take charge of his first European game at Stamford Bridge later this evening for Chelsea’s Europa League clash with Hungarian side Vidi.

The Blues are being widely tipped as one the favourites to go all the way and reclaim the trophy they won in 2013, but Sarri is refusing to allow the squad to get complacent at such an early stage of the competition.

“We want to arrive at the end [of the competition],” he told a news conference. “But I don’t know. The Europa League is a very unusual competition.

“At the moment, we don’t know the names of all the opponents. In the second round will arrive eight teams from the Champions League. It’s very difficult.

“In Italy, it’s not very easy to win a trophy. In the last seven, eight years, only Juventus won a trophy. It’s very difficult. In England, it’s difficult, because in England we have six, seven teams that can win. So, it’s very difficult.

“I am here to win, I want to win, I want to win something. I hope to be able to do it. No [I don’t lose sleep over it]. I need to sleep for eight hours every night, otherwise, I am in trouble.”

KIEV, UKRAINE - MARCH 14: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Dynamo Kyiv and Chelsea at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on March 14, 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Hudson-Odoi could “walk” into any team he wants

According to England U21 manager Aidy Boothroyd, the 18-year-old could play in any team in the world he wants.

Chelsea defeated Greek side PAOK 1-0 a fortnight ago in their Group L opener through a 7th-minute Willian goal.

The game between Chelsea and Vidi will begin at 21:00 (CEST).