Is THIS the moment that gave rise to the anger of Maurizio Sarri? Video shows David Luiz appearing to ELBOW Gonzalo Higuain seconds before Chelsea's furious boss storms on the eve of the Europa League final
- Chelsea & # 39; s players trained on Tuesday evening in the Olympic Stadium of Baku
- Manager Maurizio Sarri stormed the field before the end of the session
- His anger seemed to be fueled by an argument between Gonzalo Higuain and David Luiz
- And video footage seems to show defender Luiz elbowing teammate Higuain
Video footage of Chelsea's last practice session before the Europa League final seems to show David Luiz elbowing teammate Gonzalo Higuain.
Maurizio Sarri stormed the field during the session at Baku & # 39; s Olympic Stadium after Luiz and Higuain were involved in a row.
Sarri threw his cap on the floor in horror and threw it away as he headed for the tunnel, leaving his players on the field.
David Luiz (left) seemed to throw his left elbow at teammate Gonzalo Higuain into training
Higuain and Luiz clashed during the Tuesday session in Baku and the atmosphere seemed unfriendly
Striker Higuain wore a pink bib, challenged Luiz from behind and the defender struck out
The club insisted that the confrontation between Luiz and Higuain was not the reason for Sarri's anger.
A Chelsea spokesperson said: & # 39; Maurizio & # 39; s frustration at the end of the training was not related to any of his players, but was due to not being able to practice set-plays in the last 15 minutes of the one-hour training session because it remained open to the media. & # 39;
Despite Chelsea's attempts to beat the line, Luiz seemed to aggressively throw his left arm at Higuain & # 39; s face.
Higuain ran from behind to Luiz and the Brazilian defender reached back and made contact with the face of the striker.
Higuain, the international international from Argentina, was displeased and grabbed Luiz's elbow while talking to him in the aftermath.
The Argentine ace Higuain seemed dissatisfied when he spoke to Luiz in the aftermath of the incident
Higuain grabbed Luiz & # 39; s left arm – the one who had hit him in the face shortly before
The ugly exchange between Luiz and Higuain, plus Sarri's dramatic closing of the session, came just hours after the manager told the media that he loved all his players.
Sarri said: & # 39; It was very difficult for me at the start of the season to understand my players, to understand the mentality.
& # 39; But after a very difficult month in January, in February, they started to change, I think. Or probably I have changed, I don't know.
& # 39; I love them right now because I have 20-22 great men and great players. So now I am really happy with them. And of course I have to look at it for the future. & # 39;
Luiz is expected to start against Arsenal in the final, with Sarri choosing between Higuain and Olivier Giroud in advance.
Maurizio Sarri (left) gave Luiz a serious look before leaving the field in an apparent tantrum
Chelsea manager Sarri stormed the field on the eve of the Europa League final on Wednesday
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