Maurizio Sarri praises Ross Barkley for reviving Chelsea career

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"I think we are a lot more positive than maybe we have been and players like Richarlison are the reason why you think you can go there and get something".

'Technically he's very good, good with left and right foot.

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has revealed the secret behind ending his drought in their 1-0 win over Bate on Thursday.

"At the beginning, in the first month, Ross was in trouble", he said.

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At a sparse and chilly Borisov Arena, the hosts started brightly, hitting the post through Dmitri Baga and then seeing Blues" "keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga forced into fine save to deny Stanislav Dragun.

Chelsea vs Everton at Stamford Bridge is a Premier League fixture that often leaves the Merseyside outfit feeling Blue as they trudge their way back up to the North West.

Giroud was handed a start by Sarri as Alvaro Morata, scorer of five goals in his last six appearances in all competitions, was excused from the trip to Belarus.

N'Golo Kante was a substitute last time out so the Frenchman will come back in to the side on Sunday while Mateo Kovacic is also in-line for a recall with Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek making way. He's improving in moving the ball. "I want to choose for another way, not for this kind of thinking".

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"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".

Chelsea are nearly back to full strength after both Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud got minutes under their belt in the Europa League.

But Sarri warned: "Eden is doing very well with his back, but now he needs to improve his physical performance".

The visitors broke the deadlock just seven minutes into the second half having played barren draw in the first stanza.

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However, the 27-year-old has been stalling on signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge for the best part of a year and he has made no secret of the fact it is his childhood dream to one day play for Spanish giants Real Madrid.