Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Giroud breaks goal duck in Chelsea win against BATE Borisov

Giroud breaks goal duck in Chelsea win against BATE Borisov

Chelsea fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration after the Blues endured a hard first-half against BATE Borisov in Belarus.

Affectionately called Sarri-ball, this free-flowing, easy-on-the-eye football has seen many purring, not least of which is a former Blues stalwart in Ballack and the ex-Germany favourite, who starred at west London for four years in the late 2000s, reckons that Sarri has finally tapped into the attacking capabilities of the Blues.

"It is mentally challenging (playing after a teammate is injured) but sometimes it comes with the game, and Danny has had a lot of injuries", winger Alex Iwobi told BT Sport.

"The next step for us is to go to Chelsea and come back with three points", said the Donegal man.

But Arsenal did secure a last-32 spot regardless, as Vorskla Poltava lost 1-0 at home to Azeri outfit Qarabag in the other Group E game.

Chelsea are through to the next round of this year's Europa League clash after narrowly beating BATE Borisov 1-0 in their match day encounter at the Borisov Arena.

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Richarlison, 21, has been ever present in Everton's starting XI since completing a £35million move from Watford in the summer and only Eden Hazard, Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have scored more league goals than the forward (6) this season.

Manchester City are now two points clear of Chelsea, but face their arch-rivals Manchester United at the weekend. Maybe not at the beginning, but in the end they score.

Rangers are now level on points with Spartak in an incredibly tight Group G, one point behind leaders Villarreal after the Spaniards' goalless draw with Rapid Vienna in Austria. "That's what I'm hoping is going to be the case here as well".

"They still have that Italian base, a defence-orientated structure which is really important to win in the long term, and to be successful in the long term you need defensive organisation".

"It's a clean sheet and we won the game".

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