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Kepa shows off his ball control skills as he trains with his fellow goalkeepers in Belarus

Kepa shows off his ball control skills as he trains with his fellow goalkeepers in Belarus

Having comfortably despatched BATE in our previous group game, we expected Chelsea to make light work of this contest.

Both sides struggled to create anything of note during the closing stages of the game, although Sarri did hand Callum Hudson-Odoi the chance to gain more experience in the first team with five minutes remaining.

However, the Blues were creating very little in the final third, with only a miscued Olivier Giroud volley from a floated Ross Barkley pass coming anywhere near to breaking the deadlock. "We didn't play very well", Sarri added. I understand how some of them play, so that could be an advantage for me.

"I didn't like the first half". It was really very hard to be unsafe.

Both sides were the beneficiaries of comical own goals in a insane first half which ended with Glenn Middleton putting the Scots 3-2 ahead, but Luiz Adriano and Sofiane Hanni both scored in the space of 71 seconds to snatch Spartak victory. We didn't manage the last 15 minutes well.

They nearly took an early lead when Dmitri Baga's shot struck the outside of the post just before Igor Stasevich's flick from a corner was kept out by Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

BATE, comfortably beaten last month in London, struck the frame of the goal three times, including deep in stoppage time, and Eden Hazard's services were required for longer than anticipated in Belarus.

Giroud told BT Sport: "It's true, I was hoping to score soon because I came back late from the World Cup and lacked a bit of luck".

Asked what aspect of the game pleased him most, Sarri replied: "The result".

"Our fear is that they are very similar, want to get on the ball, want to travel with the ball", Sinclair said on Chelsea TV.

"We know it will be extremely tough against a top team but I think now we need to be going to these places and getting three points".