MX23RW : Wednesday, October 16 22:36:55| >> :600:30950240:30950240:
Oct 25, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,799
Loftus-Cheek (2', 8', 54')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Rios (80')

How Chelsea could line up against BATE Borisov

Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for Thursday's Europa League clash against BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will be hoping to make it three wins from three in their Europa League campaign when they play host to Belarusian champions BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have already picked up 1-0 wins over PAOK and Videoton in their opening two Group L matches and are now on the brink of booking a place in the last 32.

Maurizio Sarri has named stronger-than-expected starting lineups in his first two European outings, and that will likely remain the case for the visit of BATE.

Ahead of Thursday evening's clash in West London, Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up.

Possible CHE XI vs. BAT

Out: Ethan Ampadu (knee), Callum Hudson-Odoi (knock)
Doubtful: Eden Hazard (back)

Sarri had to bring on Hazard from the bench during the clash with Vidi three weeks ago, but the Belgian is unlikely to be included in the squad for this third Group L match as he picked up a back injury at the weekend.

Pedro is expected to replace Hazard in a like-for-like change, with Willian - the matchwinner against PAOK - possibly retaining his place on the opposite flank.

Olivier Giroud netted twice against BATE for Arsenal last season and is expected to come into the side on Thursday, potentially meaning a breather for Alvaro Morata.

Sarri could well go with an identical XI to the one fielded against Vidi earlier this month, as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Cesc Fabregas are desperate for playing time, although there is a decision to be made over whether to go with Matteo Kovacic or Ross Barkley in the midfield three.

body check tags ::

Who will win Thursday night's Europa League clash between Chelsea and BATE Borisov?

BATE Borisov
BATE Borisov
Share this article now:
Instagram - Follow Sports Mole
Paul Pogba reacts while in action for Manchester United on September 22, 2018
Read Next:
Combined XI: Chelsea vs. Man Utd

2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
6Crystal Palace842288014
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!