Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Chelsea vs. BATE Borisov - Football Match Report

Chelsea vs. BATE Borisov - Football Match Report

'Any player will tell you it's nice to score a hat-trick.

Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic started in Chelsea's midfield three against Manchester United on Saturday, but it was substitute Ross Barkley that rescued a last-minute 2-2 draw while Loftus-Cheek was not in the squad.

Loftus-Cheek, 22, has been a bit-part player so far under the Italian, with Thursday's start just his fourth appearance of the season.

Loftus-Cheek opened the scoring by firing home from near the penalty spot after just two minutes.

Asked about Loftus-Cheek's situation, Hoddle told BT Sport: 'If I'm him, I'm hoping he takes me off before the 90 minutes is up. "I need an improvement in the defensive phase".

Loftus-Cheek is hopeful that more chances will come his way under Sarri after his hat-trick against BATE.

The England worldwide completed his brace from a corner-kick as Loftus-Cheek sneaked in to steal the shot and it was 2-0 to Chelsea.

"In the past two seasons he has developed into an important player for the club, demonstrating his outstanding ability and a fantastic attitude that has helped him become a Premier League champion and Spain worldwide". "It's a little problem and I don't know how to solve it", he added.

Three wins from three in Group L have Chelsea poised to reach the last 32 of the competition, with Unai Emery's Arsenal set to join them following a 1-0 victory in Portugal.

"I need to keep up good habits, eating well, sleeping well, training well and hopefully my opportunity will come".

Sarri's men will now switch attention to remaining unbeaten in the Premier League when they visit Burnley on Sunday.

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