Maurizio Sarri has made eight changes to his most recent side as Chelsea prepare to face MOL Vidi FC at Stamford Bridge in the UEFA Europa League group stage.
The only players who retain their place from the 1-1 draw against Liverpool are Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willian and Mateo Kovacic, with Eden Hazard among those named on the bench. Meanwhile, Pedro has completed his recovery from injury to return to the Chelsea starting lineup straightaway.
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Another player making a successful return from injury is Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Gary Cahill starts as well, donning the armband for Chelsea, with Andreas Christensen giving him company in the backline.