Maurizio Sarri has made eight changes to the side that held Manchester United to a draw last weekend as Chelsea prepare to face BATE Borisov in UEFA Europa League.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Mateo Kovacic and Willian are the only players who have retained their places, with a number of regulars rested. Gary Cahill dons the armband, with Cesar Azpilicueta not a part of the Chelsea matchday squad. The Englishman will have Andreas Christensen as his partner in defence.

Upfront, Olivier Giroud has replaced Alvaro Morata, who drops down to the bench, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek gets a rare start in midfield alongside Kovacic and Cesc Fabregas. Callum Hudson-Odoi is on the bench and will be hoping to make his European debut for Chelsea against BATE Borisov.

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