Burnley bench used obscenities toward Chelsea boss Sarri during match

Chelsea and Slavia Prague scarves at a fan stall ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final return leg soccer match between Chelsea and Slavia Prague at Stamford Bridge in London Britain 18 April 2019. Chelsea vs Slavia Prague London United Kingdom

CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed the club have agreed to activate the option to keep Olivier Giroud for another year.

Chelsea are now left battling for fourth place in the Premier League and are through to the semi-finals of the Europa League, courtesy of a 5-3 aggregate win over Slavia Prague, leaving two paths open for next season's Champions League.

Sarri has already conceded he will not prioritise between the Europa League and Premier League; well, on evidence of tonight, it appears as though the Italian has his heart set on continental dominance rather than domestic bragging rights.

Giroud said: "We dropped a little bit of our intensity and made some technical mistakes".

It is not the first time Chelsea have shown a lack of concentration after the interval this term, with Liverpool scoring twice in the second half to beat them 2-0 just days earlier.

Chelsea added a point to their race for a top four finish but also lost teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi who tweeted to confirm his season was over with a ruptured Achilles tendon. You have to play some football to get that many points.

The Clarets are also in good form at the moment, having won their previous three Premier League games, so Chelsea could face a hard task to win this game.

"For me, the authority on the pitch is the referee, and when he is not there to try to check what he has to do on the pitch, it's hard".

"We expected it to be a tough game".

"It's clear it's the most important competition for clubs in Europe, and as a effect in the world, but it's a competition in which you need to be lucky".

Chelsea played a spectacular match in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals.

"The Premier League is very hard".

Even though Burnley are eight points above the relegation zone, Sean Dyche's side will be keen on procuring all three points to guarantee their safety in the English top flight.

"At the moment we can not choose", he said.

"It's not easy for us, we have to play only four matches but we have to try".

Arsenal and Chelsea have their sights on the Europa League final after coming through 12 encounters to put themselves within touching distance of the trophy.

So don't panic if you see Alonso in the XI tonight, we still are backing Sarri to stick with Emerson against Man United on Sunday.

"For me, I think it is very important first of all to get to the final, but this time I don't want to just get to the final, I want to win the final", he said. "I don't think my coaches' language skills are that good", he said.

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