Chelsea heed Liverpool’s Belgrade woes as Bate Borisov away test beckons

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Chelsea are to use Liverpool’s toils against Red Star Belgrade as a reminder they cannot let their standards slip as they seek to secure qualification for the Europa League knockout phase with victory over Bate Borisov.

Maurizio Sarri’s squad trained on Wednesday night at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk, rather than at Bate’s Borisov Arena 50 miles away where the match will be played, and were without Álvaro Morata, David Luiz, Antonio Rüdiger and Marcos Alonso, all of whom Sarri has left back in London. N’Golo Kanté would have joined them had Cesc Fàbregas not reported with a fever that has prevented him from travelling. Eden Hazard is expected to start with a view to playing around 50 minutes after recent back trouble.

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