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Maurizio Sarri expects Chelsea to take up a one-year option on Olivier Giroud's contract, having been encouraged that the France striker is keen to remain at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea's appeal against the two-window transfer ban handed down by Federation Internationale de Football Association in February is set to be heard by the governing body's Appeal Committee on April 11, while the club also reserve the right to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) if the ruling is upheld.

Chelsea, who host West Ham United in the Premier League on Monday, are fifth in the table with 63 points.

"We have a lot of very good young players who are improving".

"If they are able to improve, we will probably be a better team in the future". I am not anxious about the market. However, he has started the majority of Chelsea's Europa League matches and is the competition's top scorer with nine goals. "I have to decide who is going to play against West Ham and who is going to play Slavia [Prague on Thursday]".

Manchester City and Liverpool are virtually assured of Champions League places for next season but Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are separated by just three points as they target the two remaining places.

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Sarri said: "Yes of course".

"I have to consider that, in this moment of the season, we need to change", he added.

"He has to improve physically and mentally and also that he will be useful for us in the last part of the season", Sarri said.

Higuain has only scored three goals, against relegated Huddersfield Town and Fulham, since arriving on an initial six-month loan from Juventus.

"At the beginning of the season, [Hudson-Odoi] had a very great potential but wasn't ready to play in the Premier League". Do I get the impression he wants to stay?

The player himself suggested late past year that he would "prefer to be at a big club rather than playing every week in a less prestigious team".