Chelsea's Eden Hazard 'no risk' to play vs BATE Maurizio Sarri


Aguero etched his name into history after finding the back of the net during City's league clash against Southampton on Sunday.

Eden Hazard will play at most 50 minutes of Chelsea's Europa League match at BATE, but Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas have not travelled with the squad.

On his way back to full fitness and Spurs have missed his link-up play that gets the best out of lead striker Harry Kane.

"They have scored goals and created a few too, maybe even more than Kovacic, but that should not hide the effect he has on the team".

However, the 23-year-old Sterling enjoyed an excellent season in 2017-18 as part of City's record-breaking Premier League title-winning side, scoring 18 goals and adding 11 assists in the league.

"You'd think Liverpool had lost the league after the game at the weekend because "oh it's two points dropped, Man City are gone two points clear", there's a long way to go".

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Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe comes next in the list on 162 goals, with another ex-Reds forward, Robbie Fowler, bettering him by one (163). But Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is keen on beating the Premier League champions when they meet each other on December 8.

Morata's omission could be deemed a surprise given he has recently found form, with six goals in seven appearances. "He's played three games in a row and sometimes it's better to actually rest than always play".

Belgium worldwide Hazard returned from two weeks out with a back problem when he came on in the 64th minute of Sunday's 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

"I was lucky. I have very good players, and my players, in the last two months, were able to win also without a great level of organisation from the tactical point of view".

'So I think that it's better for him and more easier to stay fit with two or three training sessions than only with matches.