The Premier League giants Chelsea are set to visit Belarus as they will face FC BATE Borisov at Borisov Arena on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League group stage fixture.
Reportedly, Chelsea are unbeaten for their all sixteen competitive fixtures in all competition since the beginning of the season, winning thirteen of them. In addition to that, The Blues from the West London are at the top of the group-L with 9 points and a victory at Belarus will certainly see them at the knockout stage of the tournament. On the other hand, the home side will also be highly optimistic to upset the away fans in front of their home crowd to ride on the table.
BATE Borisov vs Chelsea Team News:
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will definitely rest the most of the first team players ahead of the weekend Premier League fixture against Everton on Sunday. So, the promotions of the youngsters like Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is obvious in the starting XI. Apart from that the few benched stars like Gary Cahill, Emerson and Cesc Fabregas are also expected to start the game for The Blues. The man-in-form Alvaro Morata will start for the injured Frenchman Olivier Giroud. Although, their key man Eden Hazard might be rested for the game.
On the other hand, the home side is expected to maintain the unchanged XI from their previous visit to Stamford Bridge.
BATE Borisov vs Chelsea Possible Starting Line-ups:
BATE Borisov vs Chelsea Key Players:
For Chelsea, their man to watch will definitely be the 22-year-old hattrick star in their previous meeting, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Apart from that, the wingers Willian and Pedro are certain threats to any defence anytime. Cesc Fabregas’s presence in the midfield might create some opportunities for the man-in-form Alvaro Morata for Chelsea.
BATE Borisov, meanwhile, might ask a few questions to the Blues backline via wingers Igor Stasevich and Maksim Skavysh. Also, they must rely on the services of Stanislav Dragun and legendary Alexander Hleb to dominate the midfield.
BATE Borisov vs Chelsea Last Meeting:
Reportedly, these two sides had locked their horns in their last Europa League fixture on 26th October, at Stamford Bridge, where the home side secured a dominated 3-1 victory following a hattrick from their youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
BATE Borisov Latest Form (All Competitions): W-L-W-W-W
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): D-W-W-W-W
BATE Borisov vs Chelsea Betting Odds (Bet365):
BATE Borisov – 9.00
Draw – 5.00
Chelsea – 1.40
BATE Borisov vs Chelsea Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled for Thursday, 8th November 2018 from 11:30 PM IST and will be telecast on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.