Blues’ boss Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that Chelsea will accept any consequence resulting from Ianni’s improper conduct against Manchester United last weekend. Sarri also revealed that he would give his staff a shot at redemption, while tendering an apology to Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.
“First of all as I said after the match, we were wrong,” said Sarri. “I was there when Marco spoke to Mr Mourinho.
“He said sorry immediately, and it was really very important I think that he realised he was wrong.
“And so I think that I want to give him another opportunity. Because I know very well the man, I know very well that he was really sorry.
“And he realised the mistake, everybody I think can make a mistake.
“But you need to learn from the mistake and so I think he will be able to do this. I know very well the man, so I am sure.
“For the FA I don’t know, I haven’t experienced that here. I don’t know the consequences, but we were wrong so we have to accept the consequences.”
Asked what punishment Chelsea would impose internally, Sarri replied: “I don’t know. If I want to give him another opportunity the opportunity will be a full opportunity.
“But I don’t know. I want to respect the decision of the FA and then we will decide.
“I think everybody has to learn from their mistakes. I think that now like a man I am better than when I was 35.
“Otherwise I am a stupid man, if I am not able to learn from my mistakes I think that I am stupid.”
Sarri went on to reveal that Star-man Eden Hazard will be absent when the London club host Belarussian side Bate in the Europa league. Hazard is with back injury but will be expected to feature against Burnley in the weekend.
“Tomorrow he (Hazard) is out for sure,” said Sarri. “He has a back problem. We are trying to solve the problem for Sunday.”