Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season as they narrowly defeated BATE Borisov in the Europa League.
The Blues continued to impress in the competition and extended their lead at the top of Group L as Olivier Giroud’s first goal of the season secured all three points for Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Chelsea fielded a strong line-up but were unable to breach a resilient BATE defence in the first half, as they were limited to not one shot on target.
However, Giroud was able to pop up with an important goal in the 52nd-minute as he proved to be the decisive player between the two sides in Belarus.
The win means that Chelsea have now qualified for the Europa League’s Round of 32.
It was a hard-earned three points for Chelsea and a win that will set them up nicely ahead of their upcoming Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday.
Here are our Chelsea player ratings from the win against BATE Borisov on Thursday night.