Frankfurt vs Chelsea: It will be hard to qualify for final - Sarri

Antonio Rudiger goes down injured

'But after the goalless draw here against Inter, no one thought we could go to Milan and win.

"It will be very hard".

César Azpilicueta, who operated on the right of a back three under Sarri's predecessor, Antonio Conte, has trained at centre-back and will stand in if either Andreas Christensen or David Luiz is ruled out.

- Arsenal & Chelsea are in action in the Europa League semis with the hope of playing in the Champions League next season.

Chelsea now have just two fit centre-backs, although full-back Cesar Azpilicueta can cover there. With little over 20 minutes played in Germany, his precise header - steered into the bottom corner of Kepa Arrizabalaga's goal - was enough to give his side the lead. "We are in trouble with the centre-backs", said Sarri. "I think the last 15 minutes of the first half we dominated with great chances".

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"Eden was on the bench because, in the last period, he played 10 matches in a row". We may or may not have the transfer ban, but it is not in our (the players') hands.

"We have to play five matches in two weeks with the same level of importance. At the moment, we need to get the top four in the Premier League because we want to play the next Champions League", he said.

They are massive underdogs going into tonight's semi-final first leg at Commerzbank-Arena against Chelsea, who are being backed to reach the final of the competition.

"Now we control all games and they criticise us because they don't think we win games with possession". They play with the same characteristics as Slavia Prague, but the quality is different, especially in the offensive players.

"We scored an away goal, that's always important, but today was only the first step to get a good result", Azpilicueta told BT Sport.

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