BATE Borisov 0-1 Chelsea: Giroud header sends Chelsea through

Kepa shows off his ball control skills as he trains with his fellow goalkeepers in Belarus

Maurizio Sarri made a decision to rest Alvaro Morata for the clash with BATE Borisov on Thursday night and is expected to start the Spaniard against Everton.

However, they could not make an impact against Arsenal or Manchester United this season and a trip to face an unbeaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday is arguably the toughest assignment so far.

The 24-year-old has thrived under Sarri, scoring three goals in his last five games and earning an England recall.

It has not yet been determined why the attacking star sat out training on Thursday, but the fact that he was not involved so close to the next match has to be something of a concern.

"At the beginning, in the first month, Ross was in trouble", he said.

Giroud also headed marginally wide from a corner shortly before the break, but Sarri cut a frustrated figure as he made his way down the tunnel at half time.

"Andre has come in and been very good as well, and our left-back (Digne) played for Barcelona". He has become mentally quicker and he is improving tactically.

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"I know very well a striker wants to score". We didn't manage the last 15 minutes well.

Barkley anticipates facing some hostility from Everton's visiting supporters, after moving on following 13 years at Goodison Park.

I don't think Hazard plays tomorrow. It is normal to look around and think, 'With what club can I achieve that with?' "I'm looking forward to catching up with some of the staff there who I used to get on really well with".

Cesc Fabregas is the only doubt after missing out with illness last night, but the Spaniard would be unlikely to start anyway.

Everton are without Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma, who is ineligible to play against his parent club, so summer signing Yerry Mina will hope to start his first league game for the Toffees. Kante did not feature.

After Giroud's goal, Ihar Stasevich shot against the post after Ruben Loftus-Cheek had given the ball away.

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