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Blues touch down in Belarus

A 19-man squad, including Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud, has arrived in Belarus ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League game against BATE Borisov.

After coming off the bench to make his return from injury against Crystal Palace on Sunday, Hazard is included in the travelling squad, along with Giroud, who missed the win over the Eagles.

Cesc Fabregas has a fever and has stayed in London.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who scored a hat-trick in the game against BATE at Stamford Bridge, has also travelled, while youngsters Marcin Bulka, Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who celebrates his 18th birthday today, are included in the travelling party.

Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Toni Rudiger, Victor Moses and Alvaro Morata have all remained in the UK.

Maurizio Sarri and one of his players will speak to the media shortly and you will be able to read their thoughts on this website.

Travelling squad in full:

Kepa Arrizabalaga
Willy Caballero
Marcin Bulka
Jorginho
Ross Barkley
Pedro
Eden Hazard
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
N’Golo Kante
Olivier Giroud
Mateo Kovacic
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Davide Zappacosta
Willian
Gary Cahill
Andreas Christensen
Cesar Azpilicueta
Emerson Palmieri
Ethan Ampadu

 

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