Maurizio Sarri
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  • Chelsea’s starting eleven to face MOL Vidi has been announced.
  • Christensen, Hudson-Odoi and Loftus-Cheek start, as does Ampadu
  • Make sure you follow our match coverage @TalkChelsea.

Chelsea’s starting eleven to face Hungarian heavyweights MOL Vidi has been announced, with three academy players starting the game!

Maurizio Sarri conceded during his pre-match press conference that it was difficult to prepare for a game of this type, with Chelsea having nothing to play for following our victory over PAOK last time out.

The Blues will qualify for the next round as group winners regardless of whether we win the match, but MOL Vidi can still leapfrog BATE Borisov and go through to the next round of the Europa League if the results go their way tonight.

The importance of this game to Chelsea and Sarri has been reflected by our starting eleven, which is heavily rotated, as it has been for the most part this competition.

Ethan Ampadu makes his first start since injuring his ankle while on international duty with the Wales national team. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both start too!

Here’s our team in full.

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