Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri makes remarkable claim that Carabao Cup is HARDER than Champions League


Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri makes remarkable claim that Carabao Cup is HARDER than Champions League

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri claims the strength of the Premier League means the Carabao Cup is HARDER than the Champions League.

The Blues are fighting to qualify for Europe’s premier cup competition, and they can take a huge step forward with a defeat of Burnley this evening.

Sarri is hoping to lead Chelsea back into the Champions League

Victory would move Chelsea into third place, three points clear of Arsenal and two ahead of Tottenham, though both London sides would have a game in hand over the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Chelsea can also qualify for the Champions League by winning this season’s Europa League, a competition in which they have reached the semi-final stage.

Asked if it would be easier to reach the Champions League via the Europa League or the Premier League, Sarri said: “The Premier League is really very difficult, for getting in the final of the League Cup we had to play against Liverpool, against Tottenham, [and] the final against Manchester City.