Chelsea v MOL Vidi: Loftus-Cheek plays

Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts for Chelsea in the Europa League game at Stamford Bridge.

The England midfielder, overlooked by boss Maurizio Sarri and then sidelined by a shin injury, finally gets a chance to show the Italian what he can do.

But there is still no opportunity for young forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, who again is not even among the substitutes.

Ethan Ampadu does get a place on the bench, where he is joined by the rested Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.

Alvaro Morata starts up front. There is no Olivier Giroud in the matchday squad.

Chelsea: Kepa, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Emerson, Fabregas, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Willian, Morata.
Subs: Caballero, Ampadu, Alonso, Moses, Kante, Barkley, Hazard.