Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has defended his decision to leave Eden Hazard on the bench

He said his team deserved a trophy after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League semifinal yesterday.

Pedro’s first-half equaliser gave Chelsea a potentially crucial away goal after a hard-fought clash at the Commerzbank Arena.

Sarri raised eyebrows with his decision to leave Hazard out of the starting line-up, but he said he had no choice but to rest the Belgian star.