BATE Borisov vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report

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Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair is not sure that Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley can play together in a three-man midfield for the Blues.

Chelsea went straight onto the front foot after the restart - presumably after some stern words from Sarri - and the visitors found the breakthrough in the 52nd minute as Giroud directed a glancing header inside the near post after meeting Emerson's cross from the left flank.

Both sides struggled to create anything of note during the closing stages of the game, although Sarri did hand Callum Hudson-Odoi the chance to gain more experience in the first team with five minutes remaining.

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Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes claimed a wicket apiece as the hosts fell to 98-3, but Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews staged a recovery. Kaushal was leg before sweeping Leach for 30 and Karunaratne skipped down the pitch and was caught and bowled by Ali for 26.

At a sparse and chilly Borisov Arena, the hosts started brightly, hitting the post through Dmitri Baga and then seeing Blues" "keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga forced into fine save to deny Stanislav Dragun.

"At the moment from a tactical point of view Ross is a step ahead of Loftus-Cheek". He's improving in moving the ball, mentally quicker. "But I don't want him to be anxious about scoring because for us he's very important". And he's improving tactically. "He's a very important player for us, he's very useful for the team but I know very well that strikers want to score, and so for his confidence it's very important".

Will Hazard come back in? "If they only play they will lose that physical quality they need, and that's been proved scientifically over a 21-day period".

Richarlison's flexibility and form means he will play for the Merseyside club whenever he is fit, but whether his best position is in a central role or on the wing still remains up for debate.

The visitors broke the deadlock just seven minutes into the second half having played barren draw in the first stanza.

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