Sarri explains decision to leave out in-form Morata


"This is one of the best teams in Europe and to be in a group with PSG, Napoli and Liverpool is hard for us".

"In the last match he played 30 minutes, the best for [the BATE game] is that he plays 45 to 50 minutes".

After being held by Arsenal over the weekend, Jurgen Klopp's side fell two points off the pace as City have now won nine of their opening 11 league games.

Liverpool outclassed their Serbian opponents with a 4-0 win at Anfield in the last round of Champions League matches and there is no reason to believe the story will be any different in the rematch.

Midfield: Unfortunately Chelsea will be without Cesc Fabregas as the Spaniard has been ruled out with a fever so Jorginho could keep his place in the deep lying playmaker role tomorrow.

"I need to work a lot to be like them".

"Last season it was like that, when we reached the Champions League final and also did very well in the Premier League, although City managed to open a good lead and did not give anyone a chance to catch up".

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata conceded he even blamed the rain for missed chances during his fallow period in front of goal.

These are the games where you need to concentrate a lot because if you don't, you lose.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri will continue to restrict the 27-year-old's game time in Belarus, though he insists it is not a gamble to include him in the squad.

Tottenham trail Inter by 3 points ahead of the Italians' visit to London, and now occupy third spot in the group with a win, a draw and two losses so far.

In the other Sunday game, Chelsea thumped Crystal Palace 3-1 in the London Derby at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea.

A Wesley Hoedt own goal opened the scoring with barely six minutes on the clock, while replays confirmed that if the Dutchman hadn't of stuck a leg out Raheem Sterling would've been flagged for offside anyway. Marcos Alonso played a good diagonal pass to find Pedro who fired past Hennessey in the visitor's goal.