Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has admitted he is not completely happy with their preparations ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal, due to their post-season friendly in the United States before they travel to Baku.
Sarri’s men end their Premier League season with a trip to Leicester City on Sunday and will then travel to the United States for a post-season friendly against New England Revolution in Massachusetts on May 16.
The Blues will then return to prepare for their Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29, but Sarri admits he is concerned about his players suffering from fatigue.
“A problem? We go there for a good reason I think, so as a man I am very happy to go there.
“But as a coach, of course, I am a little bit worried because I know very well that the team now needs rest. So it is not the best way to prepare the final, I think.
“I have to look to my players, so I know very well that my players need to rest, and after four or five days they need to work for three or four days and then they need to prepare for the match. The match will be interesting and difficult.
“I want to speak to the physical staff, to the doctor and then we need to prepare the program. I think that they need three or four days completely in rest.
“I am not worried about the physical side, I think it is more difficult to recover mentally.
“Because in a match like this one you spend, usually, a lot of energy and then of course you have to go down and then it is not easy to go up again,” Sarri told a press conference.