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85'
C. Hudson-Odoi
Pedro
81'
Y. Berezkin
A. Hleb
76'
H. Moukam
M. Skavysh
73'
J. Tuominen
N. Signevich
64'
M. Kovačić
R. Loftus-Cheek
62'
Willian
E. Hazard
52'
Emerson
Assist
52'
O. Giroud
Goal
Kick Off
Kick Off
3
0
3
0

Stats

Possession
% %
7
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 4
Total Passes 295 847

Commentary

Now their progression is pretty much sewn up, Chelsea can afford to switch their focus back to the Premier League. Almost any result at home to PAOK next matchday barring a heavy defeat will see them through. BATE have to beat MOL Vidi in Borisov on Matchday 5 to stand any chance of getting out of the group. They could still do it yet. That's all for now. Goodbye! 
Chelsea win their seventh Europa League game in a row, then, and stay six points clear at the top of Group L. Their qualification for the next round is all but assured. BATE fall to bottom of the group after MOL Vidi's 1-0 win over PAOK in Budapest. Their chances of going through with Chelsea are slim now.
Well, that was a fun ending to a mildly entertaining game. Chelsea grab a probably just deserved victory after Giroud capitalised on their one quality delivery of the game, but BATE had chances, hitting the post twice. Rios had the most glaring miss, as BATE's goal-scorer from the last game between the sides couldn't make the most of a fantastic opportunity to equalise. BATE will be slightly disappointed not to have come away with anything from this.
90' + 3' FULL TIME: BATE 0 - 1 CHELSEA
90' + 2' Corner for BATE and they hit the post again! The initial effort is headed clear by Chelsea but Volkov's shot from outside the area beats Kepa and rebounds off his left-hand post. There's a brief scramble and it's another BATE corner! This one bounces clear again and Berezkin's follow-up shot is blocked. The referee blows his whistle. A close escape for Chelsea at the death!
90' + 1' Willian has a pop from outside the box and wins a corner for Chelsea. The Brazilian's effort isn't perfect but ends up back with him. His second ball lands to the feet of Giroud whose first-time shot drags wide of Scherbitski's goal.
90' There will be three added minutes. BATE look to have a promising attack down their left but Moukam is fractionally offside.
88' Chelsea look happy to settle for just the one goal. BATE don't look like getting another clear scoring chance.
86' Volkov is fine now and BATE have a free-kick. This one's taken short to Moukam who can't quite get it over Chelsea's wall. Berezkin picks the ball up and has a free shot from distance which bounces wide right of goal.
C. Hudson-Odoi
Pedro
Chelsea
85' Before Chelsea throw the ball back to BATE, Pedro is replaced by young Englishman Callum Hudson-Odoi.
84' Chelsea continue passing patiently as they have done all game - after all, they don't need to score any more. BATE foil another Chelsea attack and put the ball out when Volkov goes down rubbing his ankle.
82' Scherbitski races out to smother a loose ball aimed for Willian! BATE's attempt to counter is stymied when Berezkin fouls Jorginho.
Y. Berezkin
A. Hleb
BATE
81' Ex-Gunner Hleb's day is over. He's replaced by Berezkin.
80' The game's fallen into a bit of a lull. Chelsea are still averaging 76.4% possession. BATE haven't had a shot on target this half, but they really should have.
78' BATE are huffing and puffing but can't create another opportunity. Baga angles a pass out for Rios but the right-back can't get onto it. His missed chance looks increasingly pivotal as time goes on.
H. Moukam
M. Skavysh
BATE
76' Another substitution for BATE. Skavysh goes off. The Cameroonian midfielder Moukam comes on in his place.
74' Tuominen senses a chance and powers towards the Chelsea defence before tripping over his own feet. Chelsea race the other way - Barkley's header from close range is blocked and Jorginho's shot from outside the box bends just over.
J. Tuominen
N. Signevich
BATE
73' BATE make their first substitution. Signevich is replaced by the Finnish striker Jasse Tuominen.
71' BATE can't get out of their half at the moment but are coping well enough. Willian attempts to drift through the yellow wall by himself and inevitably fails.
69' Down the other end, Jorginho lofts a pass over BATE's defence for Willian but Volkov manages to hook it away. BATE haven't crumbled and could still get back into this.
68' BATE have a free-kick quite far out. Stasevich's effort is poor and doesn't beat the first man in the wall.
67' BATE try again for the equaliser but lose out in midfield to Barkley. Willian, Pedro and Barkley combine on the edge of BATE's box but the Belarusians push them back. Barkley unleashes a wild shot which curves over Scherbitski's goal.
65' Over in Budapest, MOL Vidi have gone 1-0 up against PAOK. That leaves BATE bottom of the group as things stand.
M. Kovačić
R. Loftus-Cheek
Chelsea
64' Kovacic also comes on for Loftus-Cheek. The game has opened up slightly now and Chelsea will benefit from more energy in midfield.
Willian
E. Hazard
Chelsea
62' Hazard, who's been quiet today, goes off and is replaced by Willian.
60' What a miss by Rios! BATE get away down the left again. Signevich cuts the ball back through all the Chelsea defenders for Rios, who blazes over from six yards out with the goal gaping! You'd have banked on him scoring that.
58' BATE hit the post again! Dragun's shot from distance is blocked. The midfielder then finds Signevich in Chelsea's area and his shot bounces off Kepa's right post from close range. The striker holds his head but his distress is relieved by the knowledge that he was offside anyway. 
56' That goal, by the way, was Chelsea's first shot on target and GIroud's first for Chelsea in 794 minutes. That'll do the Frenchman a world of good.
54' Play resumes and BATE have a bit more urgency about them now. Rios' cross floats over to the other side and Chelsea have a chance to break! Hazard takes on BATE's defence, plays a one-two with Giroud, and his shot from distance is blocked. The Chelsea fans blare out Carefree from the away end.
Emerson
Assist
Chelsea
52' Emerson's cross really came from nothing, and Scherbitski looks distraught to have conceded. BATE need to liven up to get something from this game now.
O. Giroud
Goal
Chelsea
52' GOAL! 1-0 CHELSEA! Jorginho's over-the-top pass is cut out but BATE can't clear and the Italy international gets another chance. Emerson quickly receives the ball and whips in a fantastic cross for Giroud, who heads the ball low past Scherbitski at his near post.
51' Hazard's free-kick sails harmlessly over absolutely everyone. The Belgian's not been at his best today.
50' Chelsea take the corner short and Pedro is bundled over by Skavysh right in front of the referee on the corner of BATE's box. Chelsea free-kick. 
49' Chelsea come back again with Loftus-Cheek's pass the latest to be denied by BATE. Emerson knocks the ball off Rios for a Chelsea corner. 
48' Hleb drifts past Barkley and passes outw wide to Rios, who crosses first time. His cross finds no one and lands in a comfortable spot for Kepa.
46' Chelsea get right back to work. dominating the play and trying to find an opening. BATE fight hard to get the ball back and Signevich wins a free-kick from Jorginho in Chelsea's half.
46' That last half was the first time Chelsea have failed to have a shot on target in the first half of a game all season, which is testament to BATE's defending. Can the visitors do better in this second half? Let's find out!
Elsewhere in Group L, MOL Vidi are drawing 0-0 with PAOK in Budapest. A draw tonight wouldn't be the worst result for Chelsea. Chelsea have won their last six Europa League games though - they can still make it seven if they can find a way through BATE. 
It isn't the most exciting of games but BATE have performed admirably so far. They've managed to keep Chelsea at bay in front of their home crowd, unlike in their meeting at Stamford Bridge, and even had the game's best chances when Baga's shot hit the post and Dragun's header from a corner was saved. Chelsea haven't really threatened.
45' HALF TIME: BATE 0 - 0 CHELSEA
44' Another BATE counter-attack is cut out. For all their defensive solidity in this game, they haven't made any chances since that one-two in the first ten minutes.
42' Up the other end, BATE win a throw-in down their right side. Chelsea clear it comfortably and get back on the attack. Giroud complains of some roughhousing by Volkov but the referee isn't moved.
40' Loftus-Cheek briefly finds himself free in BATE's area but Dragun intercepts, handing Chelsea a corner. From Hazard's corner, Giroud's header is over and wide.
39' Chelsea win a free kick in their own half after Skavysh chases the ball down a little too forcefully. 
37' Loftus-Cheek's effort from outside the area bounces wide. BATE can be very pleased with their work so far in this first half. They've frustrated Chelsea.
35' Chelsea are still in possession. BATE eventually win the ball back but Signevich fluffs his through-ball. Hazard, spotting an opportunity, wriggles beyond three BATE players towards the penalty area but is stopped legally by Hleb. The Belgian throws his arms up in frustration.
33' Barkley wastes another Chelsea attack by playing the ball straight into Scherbitski's hands. He's playing a bit like a battering ram when Chelsea need a lockpick.
32' Stasevich tries to wriggle free deep in his own half but Chelsea rapidly crowd him out. Emerson gets the ball down the left and arcs a cross towards the far post which Scherbitski dives low to catch.
30' Loftus-Cheek has a pop from range - it's blocked. BATE are defending very resolutely, it has to be said.
29' Loftus-Cheek wins a free-kick from Dragun which Chelsea take quickly. Pedro's cross is blocked. Filipenko dallies in his own six-yard box under pressure from Giroud and hastily boots the ball out for a throw-in.
27' Some nice target man work from Signevich starts off a BATE attack which ends up down their right side. Rios can't beat Emerson and the ball rolls out for a goal kick.
26' Rios aims a ball down the flanks for Skavysh but the winger is called offside.
25' Loftus-Cheek beats Dragun to a 50-50 ball on the edge of BATE's box and starts another Chelsea attack. Chelsea are being forced to wait for their chances here.
24' With so many BATE men in front of him, Barkley loses a bit of patience and tries to catch Scherbitski out with a chip from range. He doesn't.
22' Skavysh gets away down the right wing for BATE and attempts to find the head of Signevich. Christensen is alert and heads the ball away from danger.
21' Zappacosta angles a ball towards Loftus-Cheek down the right channel but it's got too much pace on it. Scherbitski hoofs the ball forward from the goal-kick, handing the ball straight back to Chelsea.
19' Skavysh fouls Emerson as the left-back tries to make his way upfield. BATE have had less than 20 per cent possession so far.
19' The corner is taken short and cleared without much hassle by BATE. The Belarusians' home support really are a noisy bunch. 
17' BATE are staying disciplined behind the ball, making it hard for Chelsea's forwrds to find any space. Barkley lofts a pass forward towards Giroud who twists and shoots, winning a corner.
15' Chelsea try to calm the game down again, passing the ball back and forth in midfield. Baga intercepts a pass but can't find a team-mate, handing it straight back to the visitors.
13' Jorginho concedes a corner for BATE and now Chelsea have to clear the ball off the line after Dragun's header forces a save from Kepa! BATE could easily be a goal ahead already. They've started very brightly indeed.
11' BATE survive a cross and go up the other end, hitting the post! Dragun passes inside to Baga, whose skimming shot rattles Kepa's left-hand post! So nearly for the Belarusians!
9' Chelsea patiently keep the ball, circulating the ball around midfield. BATE are playing extremely narrow on the right side of their defence with Hazard watched by Skavysh. BATE briefly win the ball back but Hleb bungs a pass out of play. 
8' Jorginho attempts to find Emerson bombing on from left-back but the Italian's pass has just a bit too much on it for the Brazilian to catch it. BATE are starting this game as they did the last one against Chelsea, waiting for the Londoners to come onto them and looking for the counter-attack.
6' Rios lets Hazard know that he's there, racing in behind the Chelsea star to kick him over and giving away a free-kick. One suspects Hazard will get some close attention from the right-back today.
4' Both BATE's home crowd and the players look really up for this, making tons of noise and closing Chelsea down quickly. Chelsea gain some composure, putting a few passes together in midfield. Jorginho angles a pass wide to Pedro who cuts in and shoots. It's blocked and falls back to Barkley, whose shot from distance deflects harmlessly out off Giroud's head. 
2' It's just as well that Chelsea are wearing orange socks as they may otherwise not be able to see each other in this fog. BATE go on the attack straight away as Stasevich plays Signevich into the box, the striker whipping a cross towards Skavysh. It deflects off a Chelsea player and the winger goes for a low overhead kick but his effort goes out for a goal-kick.
1' Montenegrin referee Nikola Dabanovic gets this one underway! 
The teams step out onto a misty Borisov Arena pitch - BATE, weirdly, are in their yellow away strip while Chelsea are wearing a dull blue/grey third kit reminiscent of England's Euro 96 away shirt.
Coincidentally, Sarri's team selection marks the first time that three Englishmen have started for Chelsea in a European fixture since April 2014 when Cahill, Ashley Cole and John Terry faced Atletico Madrid. Sarri's done a great job so far this season at making the most of Chelsea's homegrown talent.
BATE boss Aliaksei Baga makes one change from his side's meeting with Chelsea two weeks ago, as Volkov replaces Maksim Valadzko who doesn't make the bench. Former Arsenal man Hleb went off injured in that match but is fit to play again here. Maurizio Sarri, meanwhile, makes three changes from last time. Ross Barkley and Jorginho enter the fray in midfield, while Eden Hazard replaces Willian on the wing.
SUBS: Willy Caballero, César Azpilicueta, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ethan Ampadu, N'Golo Kanté, Willian, Mateo Kovacic.
CHELSEA (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen, Gary Cahill (c), Emerson; Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Ross Barkley; Pedro, Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard.
SUBS: Denis Polyakov, Jasse Tuominen, Evgeni Yablonski, Hervaine Moukam, Mirko Ivanic, Evgeni Berezkin, Anton Chichkan.
BATE (4-3-3): Denis Scherbitski; Aleksey Rios, Zakhar Volkov, Egor Filipenko, Aleksandar Filipovic; Dmitri Baga, Stanislav Dragun, Alyaksandr Hleb; Maksim Skavysh, Nikolai Signevich, Igor Stasevich (c).
BATE still have their own qualification to play for though, and rest assured they will be awkward opponents. The Belarusians will be buoyed by how Chelsea took their foot off the gas towards the end of that last tie, with Aleksey Rios grabbing a late consolation goal. If the team from Borisov start better today a famous upset isn't totally inconceivable.
When BATE and Chelsea faced off for the first time ever at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, the Blues ended up winning comfortably 3-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The result left Chelsea in a commanding position six points clear at the top of Group L. One more win here would seal their qualification to the knock-out stage of the Europa League.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this UEFA Europa League Group L match between BATE and Chelsea at Borisov Arena.
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