Chelsea, Eintracht, Lazio advance — UEFA Europa League

Chelsea to limit Hazard role as Morata and Fabregas miss BATE trip

Result: Chelsea edge out BATE Borisov to reach last 32 of Europa League

He needed to receive oxygen before he was taken to hospital.

Dinamo Zagreb was another team to progress to the knockout phase after the fourth round of matches.

Former Chelsea midfielder Alan Hudson has launched a scathing attack on forwards Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata, claiming neither are good enough to play for the club.

Fabregas was excluded from the travelling party due to illness, while Morata - who has scored four goals in his past four Premier League appearances - has been granted a rest.

"'I'm pleased for him", manager Maurizio Sarri said of Giroud.

"You know what summed it up for me more than anything last Saturday that they need a centre-forward?"

"For me, football is about levels and, if you don't defend properly and you don't do the basics well enough, high-level players and high-level teams normally punish you and that was the case tonight", Gerrard told the Rangers website. "They were unlucky. I think they could draw the match".




BATE, comfortably beaten last month in London, struck the woodwork three times, including deep in stoppage time, and Eden Hazard's services were required for longer than anticipated in Belarus.

Drogba who plays for and co-owns Phoenix Rising - suffered heartbreak as his side lost 1-0 to Louisville City in the USL Cup final, his final game.

It's was the first defeat of the season for then-boss Ronald Koeman after an indifferent start to the campaign.

However, Russia's Krasnodar top Group J after a 2-1 home victory over Standard Liege.

"He's going through one-on-one with the keeper to get his hat-trick". With the victory, Sarri's men have won their four Group L games and have qualified for the next round with two games to spare. Emilio Zelaya netted twice for Apollon, the second time from the penalty spot.

But as Chelsea grew more assured, the hosts retreated, and early in the second half Emerson's cross allowed Giroud to nod the ball in at the near post, his first goal since May.

Eintracht has 12 points followed by Lazio on nine. Villarreal leads the section with six points after drawing 0-0 at Rapid Vienna.

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