Date: 8th November 2018 at 1:01pm
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Tonight, in Belarus, Chelsea will be looking for the result that will see them qualify for the next stage of the Europa League, from Group L.

After taking maximum points from the first three group fixtures, Chelsea are in a prime position to achieve their aim.

As expected, Maurizio Sarri has used the opportunity to use this tie to rotate his squad with the likes of David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger, Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas remaining in London.

However, after recovering from a back injury, to make a cameo appearance from the bench against Crystal Palace at the weekend, Eden Hazard is in the party that has travelled to the Borisov Arena, whether he starts or not remains to be seen.

As is the norm, here at Vital Chelsea, we’re running our Match Day Moments feature whereby we actively encourage you to participate in the fixture inviting you to leave your views on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to, the following:

1 – The build-up to the game.

2 – The starting eleven as selected by Maurizio Sarri.

3 – The action as it takes places at the Borisov Arena.

4 – Your thoughts in the immediate period after the final whistle has sounded.

Don’t forget that the game kicks off at 17:55 UK time.

Up the Chels!

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5 Replies to “Match Day Moments – Europa League – BATE Borisov v Chelsea”

  • Complacency, if we take into this game, will cost us. Hoping for a comfortable victory


  • 1-0 it ends …. Not a particularly fluent showing but we get yet another win …. Pity that CH-Odoi got just a few minutes

  • We never seemed to get out of first gear but got the win and had plenty of luck that post saved us a bit ,behind us now all we can do is forget it and prepare for Sunday

  • Shame we didn’t use our youngsters the way we could have – Odoi gets 6 off minutes, Cheek gets just over an hour , Ampadu none at all. As one article put it (quote) : Maurizio Sarri may have Chelsea playing nice, attacking football that’s much more pleasing than anything during the Antonio Conte regime. But in the end he seems just as reluctant to give young players their chances as the Blues’ tempestuous former coach.

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