Olivier Giroud does not need to score, says Maurizio Sarri

Aguero joins Henry & Rooney in 150 club with landmark Man City goal

Aguero joins Henry & Rooney in 150 club with landmark Man City goal

Sarri's comments would suggest that Hazard is possibly more likely to come off the bench again on Thursday, with Chelsea set to host Everton in another important Premier League clash this weekend.

Olivier Giroud returns to the starting eleven and the Frenchman would be eager to be back among the goals as well for Chelsea.

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BATE prop up the table with three points from their first three games but are level on points with PAOK and MOL Vidi.

BATE started strongly and came within a whisker of taking an early lead as former Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb teed up Dmitri Baga for a long-range strike which crashed against Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga's post.

'It wasn't very easy to play a good game here.

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Eden Hazard is the surprise inclusion in Sarri's Matchday squad having missed the previous three matches, but Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas have not been risked.

Loftus-Cheek's agent recently said the player would be forced to leave the Blues if his playing time did not improve.

"We defended very well and they defended cohesively so it was hard to find solutions at times and stop them on the break".

Giroud said after the game: 'Tonight we have done the job even if we could and should have been more efficient, but we kept a clean sheet as well against a good team. "It is normal to look around and think, 'With what club can I achieve that with?'"

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

Chelsea defeated BATE Borisov 3-1 in the first ever meeting between these two sides in the preceding match day. All matches were in the Europa League group stages.

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