Chelsea will be looking to confirm their place in the knockout rounds of the UEFA Europa League when they travel to Belarus to take on BATE Borisov in their latest group fixture this evening.

The Blues currently top Group L and boast a perfect record of three wins out of three in the competition so far this season.

Maurizio Sarri’s men face Belarusian club BATE this evening knowing that a win will make sure of their place in the next round of the competition. Blues boss Sarri could again continue to rotate his squad as his side look to balance their involvement in four different competitions this season.

Chelsea could be without midfielder Cesc Fabregas who is ill while the South West Londoners have opted to leave Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Alvaro Morata back in England.

In the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago, Chelsea were 3-1 winners with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek netting a hat-trick, The player could be involved for The Blues again this evening after making a positive impression upon manager Sarri.

The home side have won just one of their three matches in the UEFA Europa League group stages to date and failure to get a positive result tonight could leave their qualification hopes hanging by a thread.

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