Sarri confirms Eden Hazard will play against BATE Borisov

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Chelsea dominated Borisov at Stamford Bridge and must avoid making assumptions this evening about a game against the same opposition that, if the west London club win, will ensure they progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

'Yes, I'm pleased for him, ' Sarri said.

Olivier Giroud returns to the starting eleven and the Frenchman would be eager to be back among the goals as well for Chelsea.

"[Morata] played for three matches in a row, so I thought it was better to rest at Cobham and have good training".

With that in mind, it could be argued that it would have been good to have played Hazard anyway, but he will feature for other reasons rather than that, as the Italian confirmed when he faced the press.

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been retained in goal by Maurizio Sarri.

Chelsea fans fume after frustrating first-half against BATE.

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Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Victor Moses also did not make the trip, but Olivier Giroud could feature after missing the Palace match with a muscular issue. 'He's a very important player for us because he's very useful for the team. "It is normal to look around and think, 'With what club can I achieve that with?'"

"It wasn't easy to play a good game here, it was all the conditions to play badly, but I think we could have done better".

West Ham United could contend for a top half finish if they completed the loan signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek in January.

Andreas Christensen was among those brought into the Chelsea side.

But Pep Guardiola's men lost their opening Champions League fixture to Lyon while the Blues defeated Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.

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