Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has confirmed that striker, Alvaro Morata and midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, will not play against BATE on Thursday evening in the Europa League clash at the Borisov Arena.
According to the Italian, Morata needs rest after featuring for the Blues in their last three games.
The 59-year-old also said that Fabregas had fever and the Spaniard was replaced by midfielder, N’Golo Kante.
“No, no. Marata played three matches in a row, so I thought it was better for him to stay in Cobham to rest and to have two good training sessions,” Football London quoted Sarri as saying at pre-match.
“The problem is only Cesc. This morning, he had a fever. And so he had to stay in Cobham. This is the only problem, so we called up Kante at the last minute.”
Chelsea currently tops the Group L with 9 points from three games, while BATE are bottom placed with three points from the same number of games
The kick-off time for the match is 6:55pm.