DailyAdvent.com Reported that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed ex-super eagles winger Victor Moses and England international Drinkwater are not in his plans but said they might get their chances in the busy festive period.
Moses has found first-team football hard to come by this season with most of his appearances coming in the league cup while the same applies for Drinkwater too. The former Wigan man was a key player under former blues manager Conte who employed a 3-5-2 formation with Moses playing as a right wing-back. However, since Sarri arrived at the club, he has switched back to the 4-3-3 which means Moses has fallen down the pecking order behind Hazard, Pedro, and Willian.
Speaking after the Victory over Crystal Palace Sarri explained why both Moses and Drinkwater have been struggling to get game time. “I think the situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two other midfielders,” Sarri said. “I told him two months ago what I think.
They however added that “Moses is more suitable for playing wing-back than like a winger or a full-back, I think. I don’t know (if they have a future at Chelsea). They have to improve but their characteristics are a little bit different.”
Sarri has used just 19 different players in the Premier League this season – Wolves (17) are the only team to have fielded fewer — and several of the players on the fringes of Chelsea’s squad have publicly expressed frustration with their lack of minutes. But as the domestic schedule intensifies in December, Sarri said he expects that situation to change. “We have used 26 players in official matches [in all competitions] this season so the rotation at the moment is this, but I don’t know in the future,” he said.
“If you look only in the Premier League the situation is that, you are right [only used 19 players] but I have to look at all competitions: 90 minutes are 90 minutes. You have to look at the League Cup, Europa League, and the national team. “I have to look also to the minutes in the national teams. So I think the rotation is good.” Every moment was done only between the Europa League, League Cup, and Premier League but in the future, it will be different.
“If you look at December and January, you need to change also in the Premier League because we will play every three days in the Premier League. So we need to change in the Premier League.”