Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs BATE Borisov (Europa League)

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When Chelsea FC take on BATE Borisov tomorrow night in Belarus, one should expect to see a few first team regulars, alongside a host of fringe players, in the first team Maurizio Sarri places on the pitch.

With Eden Hazard included in the travel squad, we should expect the Belgian to play at least 60 minutes. Hazard has made just one substitute appearance since October 20. Let’s take a look at who else might be in the starting 11 with the 27-year-old.

You got to include Ruben Loftus-Cheek here, as he had a hat trick in the reverse fixture and his opportunities have been limited due to a very crowded midfield.

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The Bank Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3)

Attack: Willian, Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard

Midfield: Mateo Kovacic, Cesc Fabregas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Defense: Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen, Gary Cahill, Emerson Palmieri

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga

 

Chelsea FC vs BATE Borisov FYIs

Kickoff, TV: Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:55 p.m. (GMT), 12:55 p.m. (EST), BT Sport 2 (UK)

Odds via Oddschecker: Chelsea 7/18, Draw 4-1, BATE Borisov 7/1

Injury Report, Match Preview: go to this link

Prediction: Chelsea 3, BATE Borisov 0

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