Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he made a mistake in Chelsea 3-0 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues sealed a top-four spot on the Premier League table thereby qualifying for the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League season.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was limped off inside 10 minutes of the game and was replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The French midfielder will miss Chelsea’s games against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday in the Europa League and Sunday’s Premier League finale away to Leicester City.
Speaking after the match, Sarri said:
The problem is with his hamstring — but I made a mistake because, probably, today he had to rest.
Sometimes it’s very difficult to put such an important player like Kante or [Eden] Hazard on the bench, but you have to do it. Otherwise you take a risk – and I have to say I made a mistake.
It is very difficult for him to recover for the next two matches, but we want to play in the Europa League final so he is lucky. We have to try and recover him for the final if we get there.