Chelsea will clash heads with BATE Borisov at the Borisov Arena after winning all three of their UEFA Europa League matches this season.
The West London outfit are currently in pole position to qualify as the group winners, so this match won’t have that too much significance in determining their fate in this competition.
Maurizio Sarri is expected to rest some of his first-team players and opt for a 4-3-3 formation for this European encounter.
Maurizio Sarri could opt to start with Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill in central defense to hand some of his first-team defenders a rest ahead of the home match against Everton in the Premier League.
Davide Zappacosta will start in the right-back position while Emerson Palmieri would hope to impress on the left side of the Chelsea backline.
The Blues defense has conceded just one goal in the UEFA Europa League this season which should give them enough confidence to keep things tight at the back in midweek.
Willian’s form has been impressive at times this season. However, he is yet to fire on all cylinders so far. This match would be a perfect opportunity for him to shine while playing alongside Olivier Giroud and Victor Moses, who have both been starved of first-team opportunities of late.
Giroud is a major doubt for this contest, but he should recover in time to start for the Pensioners.