West London outfit Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is reported to have missed the pre-match press conference ahead of their second leg clash against Slavia Prague later on Thursday.
It is claimed that the Italian boss had missed the match conference over dental issues as he needed to undergo a minor medical procedure because he was unable to speak properly. The former Napoli boss was represented by his assistant Zola who spoke on the preparation of the team ahead of the second leg.
The West London outfit already secured a 1-0 win in the first leg away from home which gives them an added advantage for the second game and Zola said the target for the team is to get the work done and proceed to the semi-finals.
He noted that the team are hoping to make some few changes but that is not to say that they will field a weak team because of the need to secure a win in the game.
However, there are suggestions that manager Maurizio Sarri is wanted out of the club by the fans and the owners as he has failed to convince the fans that he can deliver success at the club.
The Europa League is the only opportunity for Chelsea to land silverware this season.