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Sarri seeks reinforcements as Chelsea strengthen grip on fourth

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LONDON (Reuters) - Even though Chelsea breezed past Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday bossMaurizio Sarri says he needs replacements in midfield if they are to keep up their push for the last automatic Champions League spot in the Premier League.

“We need wingers, so we need Pedro, we need (Callum Hudson-)Odoi, we need Willian of course.

“You know very well that Willian for us is really a very important player,” Sarri told reporters after the 30-year-old Brazilian tormented relegation-threatened Newcastle.

Chelsea are, though, troubled by speculation about players leaving the club.

“The club knows very well my opinion, I need the player there (but) it depends on the club decision.” Whatever chance Sarri has of convincing his club to splash out, Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is not expecting much in the way of reinforcements in this month’s transfer window.


For us, in this moment, he is a fundamental player.” Despite having plenty of players on their books, Sarri said Chelsea lacked depth in key positions such as central midfield.
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