Chelsea v PAOK
Europa League Group L, Thursday, November 29, KO 8pm. Live on BT Sport
Chelsea were feeling sorry for themselves after losing 3-1 at Spurs at the weekend and the manager will be looking for a stromg performance against PAOK.
Maurizio Sarri has had a fairly trouble-free start to life at Stamford Bridge but questions were asked after that display at Wembley. And that followed a 0-0 home draw with Everton so he won’t want the form dip to continue.
The Blues have won all four matches in Europa League to qualify and need a point to clinch top spot in Group L.
Sarri has played strong teams throughout but will be without Eden Hazard who won’t be risked as he has an ankle injury.
Victor Moses is also sidelined and ahead of a packed schedule Sarri is likely to make many more changes against a Greek side who lost at home to Chelsea but got off the mark with a surprise victory at BATE Borisov.
That’s the only match in which PAOK netted so consider Chelsea to win to nil at 5-4 with bet365.
With many stars set to be rested Ruben Loftus-Cheek could take his chance again. He netted a hat-trick against Bate and is an industry-best 10-1 at bet365 to score first and 9-4 to net at any time.