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Team News: Several Blues 'need to recover' ahead of trip to Cardiff

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Maurizio Sarri has admitted many of his players are tired after returning from their respective nations following the international break.

The Italian has been adamant he isn't a fan of international breaks, and it has left some of the Blues players feeling the after effects.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarri had his say, again, on whether he was keen on the international break or not: "Not for me, because we have some players a little bit tired.

"Kante, Giroud, Hazard played three matches in seven days. Now we are not in October and they are more tired. We need to recover.

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"I had the whole squad together only yesterday. I saw during training that some were a little bit tired."

This could see changes being made for our visit to Cardiff City on Sunday, with Callum Hudson-Odoi eager to start for the Blues following his recent run of form.