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Chelsea will face BATE Borisov on Thursday night as they look to with Eden Hazard set to feature in the Europa League encounter.
Maurizio Sarri has a relatively fresh squad to choose from after recent injury problems have cleared up, with Eden Hazard set to feature for the Blues.
In his pre-match press conference, the Chelsea manager said: “From our doctor, there is no risk, otherwise he stays at Cobham.
The Italian manager has taken the decision to leave Alvaro Morata at home to rest after recently hitting a vein of strong form.
Asked whether he was tempted to start Morata again, Sarri said: “No. I think it is the opposite. Morata stayed in Cobham just to rest, and then just to have training.
“I think it is better for him to stay fit with two or three training than only with matches. It is normal. Sometimes it is better than to rest than always play.
“To train on physical qualities. If they only play they will lose that physical quality.
“He played for three matches in a row, so I thought it was better to rest at Cobham and have good training. The only problem is Cesc [Fabregas]. He had a fever”
Predicted Chelsea team vs BATE Borisov
(4-3-3) Kepa; Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Emerson; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Giroud, Willian.
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