Eden Hazard ruled out of Chelsea v BATE Borisov

Eden Hazard ruled out of Chelsea v BATE Borisov

Eden Hazard ruled out of Chelsea v BATE Borisov

Chelsea are now two for two in Europe this season, having beaten MOL Vidi and PAOK in their previous Europa League ties.

Moses is behind Eden Hazard, William and Pedro in Sarri's pecking order of wingers and has found playing opportunities hard to come by this season, with only one start from a possible 13.

Asked if he would be disappointed if he did not start against Burnley on Sunday, Loftus-Cheek said: "I'm not thinking about that". The rest of the group's sides - PAOK Salonika, Vidi and BATE - have three points apiece.

Loftus-Cheek, part of England's World Cup squad in Russian Federation, started for just the second time this season under Maurizio Sarri and struck twice inside the opening eight minutes as Chelsea dominated at Stamford Bridge.

Sarri has come in and transformed Chelsea, who are undefeated in 12 games in all competition, and the switch in formation to 4-3-3 has seen Moses lose his place, with the club's good form hindering opportunities for reserve players.

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Asked about Loftus-Cheek's performance, Sarri replied: "He is a very good player, of course, but I have a little problem. I need the co-operation of the player". So we need to change some of them.

This will be Chelsea's first meeting with Belarusian opposition.

The Englishman struggled with a hamstring injury last season and missed nearly the entire campaign, making only five appearances across all competitions. All matches were in the Europa League group stages.

Ross Barkley has only made three league starts for Chelsea this season, with Sarri's men unbeaten in 13 games since their Community Shield loss to Manchester City.

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