Sarri: Jorginho will be rested for Chelsea game

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Jorginho of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed that Jorginho will not feature in tonight’s Europa League clash with BATE Borisov

The 26-year-old midfielder has become a key member of the Chelsea squad this season after joining former Napoli coach Sarri at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Jorginho’s made 11 starts in all competitions for Chelsea this term and made a further four appearances for Italy over the recent international breaks in the last two months.

Now Sarri believes it’s time Jorginho takes a necessary break for their Group L match against BATE.

“Jorginho needs to rest now because he played 90 minutes in two matches for his national team, and then he played for 90 minutes in the last match,” Sarri told reporters on the club website.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Ngolo Kante of Chelsea and Ashley Westwood of Burnley battle for possession during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Burnley FC at Stamford Bridge on April 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Westwood hailed Burnley’s fighting spirit

The Clarets tied 2-2 against Chelsea in yesterday's English Premier League fixture, and for Westwood, his team played perfectly.

“I think it’s time to rest for him.”

However, Sarri did reveal that Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek may be handed a rare appearance tonight.

Christensen, in particular, has been vocal over his unfavourable situation at Chelsea after being left out of the team regularly this season.

“Christensen I think will be on the pitch, I don’t know for Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek maybe,” added Sarri.

Eden Hazard will also be out for the match with Belarusian champions BATE.