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Eden Hazard to feature in Chelsea's Europa League game

Eden Hazard has travelled for Chelsea's Europa League clash with BATE Borisov in Belarus, but Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Alvaro Morata have been left at home.

Hazard missed three matches with a back problem before returning as a substitute in Sunday's Premier League win over Crystal Palace, but has made the journey to Belarus for the Group L fixture at Borisov Arena.

Morata scored twice against Palace, but Blues head coach Maurizio Sarri has opted to rest his in-form striker.

"He played for three matches in a row. I thought it was better for him to stay at Cobham and rest and have only training," said Sarri, speaking in Minsk.

Cesc Fabregas was a late withdrawal through illness, resulting in N'Golo Kante travelling.

Sarri wants Hazard to get some additional match action, after his return last Sunday, and insisted the flight was not a problem for the Belgian.

"For our doctor, there is not any risk, otherwise he would stay in Cobham, of course. We thought for him it's better to play, not for 90 minutes, but to play after two weeks without training.

"In the last match he played only for 30 minutes. Tomorrow the best for him is he will play 45, 50 minutes."

Chelsea will be confirmed in first place with two rounds of matches to go if they win and the other game, between Vidi and PAOK in Budapest, is drawn.

Midfielder Mateo Kovacic is cautioning against complacency, though, after watching Liverpool fall to defeat at Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

"I watched the game, Liverpool struggled a lot," the on-loan Real Madrid midfielder said.

"In Belgrade, the atmosphere is tough. It's difficult to play there, like here. These are games where you need to concentrate a lot or you will lose the game.

"The most important thing is we need to be prepared so that what happened to Liverpool doesn't happen to us."

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Most Read Football

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages1

Paper Talk: Pogba's U-turn

Paul Pogba has made a dramatic U-turn on his Man United contract stance, Bayern want Man City youngster - all in Tuesday's back pages.

The latest done deals and transfer rumours with Sporting Life
2

The Transfer Market: Live

Keep up with all the latest transfer news reports and rumours along with the details of all the done deals and latest betting odds.

Eden Hazard: Destined for Real Madrid?3

Hazard opens Real door again

Eden Hazard has once again opened the door to joining Real Madrid, but has not discarded the idea of remaining at Chelsea.

4

Klopp facing more injury woe

Jurgen Klopp acknowledges he has serious injury problems to deal with as he heads off with his Liverpool 'warriors' to a warm-weather training camp in Dubai.

Hector Bellerin: The Arsenal and Spain defender ruptured his knee ligaments against Chelsea5

Bellerin to miss rest of season

Hector Bellerin could be sidelined for up to nine months after rupturing knee ligaments, Arsenal have confirmed.

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