Chelsea coach, Maurizio Sarri has made it known that he was still awaiting the arrival of another midfielder at Stamford Bridge before the end of January transfer window after Cesc Fabregas left the club.
Fabregas left the Blues for Monaco a few days ago over lack of playing time in England.
However, Sarri has been clamouring for a replacement for the Spain international.
Sarri is optimistic that the club authorities will find another suitable replacement after missing out on Argentine midfielder, Leandro Paredes who pitched his tent with Paris Saint-Germain from Zenit Saint Petersburg for £35million on Monday.
He said in the case there is no replacement, he will work with the players on ground.
Speaking in a pre-match conference on Tuesday, he said, “I thought it was important for us to have two players [arrive]. One has arrived and I am waiting for the other.
“If he arrives I will be very happy, if not I will have to work with these players which isn’t a problem.
“[Ethan] Ampadu didn’t play very well in that position but he is very young and it’s a new position. It’s not easy to play there.
“In the second half we tried Mateo [Kovacic]. He is able to move the ball very fast and very clean but we need to see if he can play there in a defensive match,” Metro UK reports.