Dani Alves claims to have turned down Chelsea and Manchester City previously, but he is still keen to play in the Premier League.
Maurizio Sarri set a record but was frustrated as Everton held his Chelsea side to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Olivier Giroud’s first goal under Maurizio Sarri sealed Chelsea’s progression to the Europa League knockout rounds with a 1-0 win at BATE on Thursday.
Eden Hazard will play at most 50 minutes of Chelsea’s Europa League match at BATE, but Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas have not travelled with the squad.
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata conceded he even blamed the rain for missed chances during his fallow period in front of goal.
Maurizio Sarri remains unsure whether Chelsea are serious contenders for the Premier League title despite his team moving up to second in the table.
Alvaro Morata continued his strong recent form with a brace as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery believes his team showed they have closed the gap to the Premier League’s best with their 1-1 draw against Liverpool.
Eden Hazard is ready to play some part for Chelsea this weekend after missing their last three matches with a back injury.
Arsenal will host bitter rivals Tottenham in the pick of the EFL Cup quarter-final ties, while title-holders Manchester City are set to face Leicester City or Southampton if they beat Fulham.