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Chelsea fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration after the Blues endured a difficult first-half against BATE Borisov in Belarus.

This evening’s game provides an opportunity for Maurizio Sarri’s men to reach the knockout stages of the Europa League. Having comfortably despatched BATE in our previous group game, we expected Chelsea to make light work of this contest.

However, in an intimidating stadium in one of the furthest corners of Europe, under the Belarusian fog, Chelsea have failed to produce anything of any real quality in the first-half of the game.

Considering Liverpool were defeated 2-0 by Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League yesterday, Chelsea should be wary of suffering an embarrassing defeat to European minnows. They have work to do if they want to avoid following Liverpool’s example.

Chelsea fans are not content with what they’ve seen in the opening period. If Sarri lays into his men in the manner that the fans have in the past 45 minutes, it’ll surely provoke a reaction.

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