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.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek provided a timely reminder of his quality with a fine hat-trick in just his second start of the season as Chelsea sealed a comprehensive 3-1 win over Bate in the Europa League.
Arsenal will face Sporting CP in Group E of the Europa League, while Chelsea take on PAOK and BATE while AC Milan meet Real Betis.
Benfica came from behind to thrash Paok and reach the group stages of the Champions League – a result that leaves Liverpool in pot 3.
Jack Wilshere scored his first Arsenal goal since May 2015 as Arsene Wenger’s men cruised to a 6-0 win over BATE in their final Europa League group game.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger affirmed his admiration for Olivier Giroud after the striker notched his 100th goal for the club in their Europa League win over BATE.