Eden Hazard ruled out of Chelsea’s Europa League clash with BATE Borisov as star man faces battles to be fit for Premier League trip to Burnley
- Eden Hazard played the full 90 minutes against United but tweaked his back
- He will miss the Europa League clash with BATE Borisov on Thursday night
- Hazard is also a doubt for Burnley on Sunday but Chelsea hope he will be fit
- Chelsea can extend their lead at the top of their Europa League group this week
Eden Hazard has been ruled out of Chelsea’s Europa League clash with BATE Borisov… and he now faces a race to be back in time for Sunday’s trip to Burnley.
The Belgian would likely not have started in one of the more minor European games of the season, but the worry for Chelsea is that he may not be ready for the weekend.
Hazard suffered a back injury against Manchester United, and it was confirmed by boss Maurizio Sarri that he will miss Thursday’s game at Stamford Bridge.
Eden Hazard has been ruled out of Chelsea’s game against BATE Borisov on Thursday night
Hazard played the full game against Man United but complained of a back issue the next day
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Sarri went to to say the club are ‘trying to resolve the situation’ before Sunday’s trip to Turf Moor.
Chelsea currently sit third in the Premier League table having not lost a single league game, but they will be desperate to keep pace with the leaders.
Both Manchester City and Liverpool sit two points ahead, but the former’s game against Tottenham may represent a chance for the Blues to leapfrog the champions.
Maurizio Sarri revealed the news at his pre-match press conference at Cobham on Tuesday
Before the weekend though, Chelsea’s full attention will be on BATE Borisov and continuing their European charge.
Sarri’s men are top of Group L having played two and won two, but only by a single goal in each game.
BATE at home should represent a chance to increase their margin at the top, while the bottom two sides MOL Vidi and PAOK face off in Greece.
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