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Hazard Fit to Play Against BATE in Chelsea’s Europa League Game
Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has travelled with the rest of Chelsea’s squad for tonight’s Europa League game with BATE Borisov but defenders Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and striker 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.
“For our doctor, there is not any risk, otherwise he would stay in Cobham, of course,” said Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri after the squad arrived in Minsk.
“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 [Thursday] the best for him is he will play 45, 50 minutes.”