Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Giroud breaks goal duck in Chelsea win against BATE Borisov

Giroud breaks goal duck in Chelsea win against BATE Borisov

"He's a very important player for us, he's very useful for the team but I know very well that strikers want to score, and so for his confidence it's very important".

Chelsea are unbeaten in 23 home Premier League games against Everton (W13 D10) since losing 0-1 in November 1994.

It was also when Everton last landed a knockout blow at Chelsea.

Steven Gerrard's Rangers saw their 11-game unbeaten run in this year's Europa League come to a dramatic end as they threw away the lead three times in a 4-3 defeat at Spartak Moscow. Marco Silva has lost all six of his league games in London.

If City lose and Chelsea beat Everton, Maurizio Sarri's side will overtake them for top spot.

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Paul Pogba loved his winning return to former club Juventus and believes Manchester United will continue to flourish in the role of "outsider".

The England worldwide has become a regular under Sarri, scoring three goals in his last five Chelsea appearances.

Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen kept a clean sheet at BATE but the duo are expected to drop back to the bench with David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger recalled to the middle of the back four after being given the night off on Thursday evening. This could be a shock. "So that's what I did on a good cross from Emerson, and that's what we need to do more often".

"We didn't play very well". The Englishman was phenomenal in October and was robbed of the Premier League player of the month award by Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. They were more effective than us. We defended very well and they defended cohesively so it was hard to find solutions at times and stop them on the break.

Former Germany worldwide Ballack reckons Chelsea will not only have to fork out a huge amount of money to keep the talented 27-year-old, but they will also need to convince him that they can continue to challenge for major honours.

Richarlison's flexibility and form means he will play for the Merseyside club whenever he is fit, but whether his best position is in a central role or on the wing still remains up for debate.

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