Chelsea’s preparations for West Ham clash hampered by cancelled flight

• Team forced to spend second night in Greece after PAOK win
• Maurizio Sarri says European schedule ‘may be a problem’

Chelsea’s preparations for Sunday’s derby at West Ham United have been further hampered after their return flight post-match from Thessaloniki was cancelled because of poor weather back in London.

Maurizio Sarri, whose team top the Premier League on goal difference and kick-started their Europa League campaign with a 1-0 victory at PAOK Salonika on Thursday, had warned after the game that playing in the competition could have implications for his side’s domestic form later in the year, given the amount of preparation time it would grant them for subsequent Premier League fixtures.

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via Football | The Guardian

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