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Chelsea vs BATE Borisov

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium РStamford Bridge

Date: 25th October 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Chelsea have struggled in the Premier League over the past few matches, but they have remained steadfast in Europe and they will be looking to keep that intact when the play BATE in this game.

The Blues were made overwhelming favourites to win this group when the season started, but they have surprisingly scored just two goals in their opening two games so far while nearly dropping points against group minors Vidi in their last game.

Chelsea fans will be expecting them to rise above the complacency of their last group game to get all three points in this game.

Chelsea have dropped points against West Ham, Liverpool, and Manchester United only this season.

They have won all of their other games in all competitions, which is 9 overall and their fans will be expecting another home win in this game.

BATE Borisov will see this game as one of their biggest games ever, and their travelling support wont be expecting much from their club.

They did beat Vidi on Matchday 1, but they suffered an embarrassing 4-1 home loss to PAOK in their last game and this could end in a similarly embarrassing manner.

BATE’s win over Vidi was the first time they won an away game in 13 attempts in European group stage football.

They also have 5 losses from their last 9 away games in the Europa League.

Bookmakers have priced Chelsea up as if defeat is out of the question while goal markets suggest this will be a lively affair as over 2.5 goals is currently trading odds-on.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Chelsea

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Southampton 0-3 Chelsea 7 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
W Chelsea 1-0 Vidi 4 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League
D Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool 29 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
W Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea 26 Sep, 2018 English Carabao Cup
D West Ham United 0-0 Chelsea 23 Sep, 2018 English Premier League

BATE Borisov

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L BATE Borisov 1-4 PAOK Salonika 4 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Vidi 0-2 BATE Borisov 20 Sep, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L PSV Eindhoven 3-0 BATE Borisov 29 Aug, 2018 UEFA Champions League
L BATE Borisov 2-3 PSV Eindhoven 21 Aug, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D BATE Borisov 1-1 FK Qarabag 14 Aug, 2018 UEFA Champions League

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