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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: 'Chelsea squad is too big'

Sarri: 'Chelsea squad is too big'
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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits that his squad at Stamford Bridge is "too large" and that players will leave before the end of August.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has acknowledged that a number of players will leave Chelsea before the end of August.

The Blues have only made three high-profile additions this summer, but Sarri has been left with more than 25 players in his first-team squad.

European clubs are still able to make signings in the coming weeks, and Sarri has admitted that he is happy to trim his options at Stamford Bridge.

At a press conference, Sarri told reporters: "Now I think the squad is too large. Some players have to go on loan. I don't know who at the moment. I prefer to have 23, 24 players and three or four very young players. No more."

Sarri was speaking before Michy Batshuayi made a loan switch to Valencia, and Kurt Zouma completed his temporary move to Everton.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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