It’s going to be one ripper of a contest for the football fanatic nations. BATE Borisov taking on the mighty Chelsea is something that could keep the fans and media on thier toes till the final whistle. Chelsea, who’re the favorites to emerge victorious in the nerve-whacking duel would hope to continue their golden run of 4 victories out of 5 previous played contests and will opt-in for whatever measures possible to incline themselves en-route to a victory at any expense. Borisov, on the other hand, had a pitiable defeat at the hands of the Blues in their previous interaction and thus would hope to avenge for the same in the forthcoming duel. On that note, let’s have a look at the information pertaining to the Team News, Form Guide, Prediction and Probable Lineup for both the units in the form of BATE Borisov vs Chelsea Preview.
Date: November 8, 2018.
Time: 23:25 IST, 20:55 Local.
Venue: Borisov Arena.
For BATE Borisov, one could expect the return of mid-fielder Alexandar Hleb into the unit.
In Chelsea’s tent, the presence of Mateo Kovacic and Cesc Fabregas in the midfield section could be anticipated. Eden Hazard would be sitting this one out, owing to an injury sustained in the previously played contests. Ethan Ampadu and Olivier Giroud might maketh their entry into the playing XI.
Form Guide (Last 5 games taken into consideration)
Chelsea – WWWWD
BATE Borisov – WWWLW
BATE Borisov vs Chelsea Preview: Previous Head to Heads
1-0 in favor of Chelsea in their solitary appearance held to date.
Predicted XI for BATE Borisov and Chelsea
Willian, Emerson, Arrizabalaga, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Giroud, Pedro, Cahill, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Christensen.
Stasevich, Rios, Volodko, Dragun, Hleb, Filipovic, Scherbitski, Baga, Filipenko, Skavysh, Tuominen.
Considering the fact that both units are capable of crushing over the other, one could expect their duel to witness massive public attention along with social media coverage for either team’s victory and defeat. The experience of Chelsea might give them a final edge over the rival BATE Borisov.
2-1 in favor of Chelsea.
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