- Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri says Cesc Fabregas will not face Arsenal this weekend due to injury
- He also explained that Belgium international Eden Hazard will not leave this season
- Chelsea beat Huddersfield in their game of the season while Arsenal lost against Man City
Spain international Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out of Chelsea's Premier League London derby against Arsenal on Saturday, August 17, with Sarri claiming the player has knee injury.
Fabregas was left out of the match-day squad that beat Huddersfield 3-0 last weekend but the Blues boss has stressed his problem is not serious.
The former Arsenal captain played in the Community Shield defeat against Manchester City but lasted just 60 minutes before being hauled off.
"I hope he will be able to be on the pitch in the next week, but I am not sure. It’s nothing serious but he has a very unusual injury.
"It’s nothing serious. I hope in the next week he’ll join in training. He has a pain near the knee, not the knee, but near it."
Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri also confirmed that Belgium international Eden Hazard will not be leaving the club this season.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Chelsea got their 2018-19 premier League campaign off to a winning start after beating Huddersfield 3-0 at the John Smith's Stadium.
World Cup winning star N'Golo Kante got the Blues started in the 34th minute through a close range jab into the net. Jorginho scored the second goal for Chelsea before Pedro Rodriguez sealed the win.
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