That's right. No gaffer in the history of the Premier League era has ever gone 12 matches unbeaten at the start of a tenure. And while Sarri admits his star won't play 90 minutes, there is no risk attached to him being involved.
Cesc Fabregas is doubtful because of illness, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek's back problem will be assessed.
The Blues could hoist themselves to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday if they can better Liverpool FC's result against Fulham ahead of the Manchester derby later on Sunday evening.
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They beat Borisov 3-1 in the reverse fixture in England late last month as they claim 4-1 on aggregate over the Belarusian Premier League side.
On paper, that run doesn't look like ending.
But Arsenal did secure a last-32 spot regardless, as Vorskla Poltava lost 1-0 at home to Azeri outfit Qarabag in the other Group E game.
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.
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They won't go away so if you don't take your opportunities that come when you've got momentum it's going to be a dogfight. We've focused on why we won those games.
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Representatives from the Afghan militant group joined the talks on Friday to which Russia's invited a dozen countries. The Afghan government and the Taliban both denied that the conference marked direct negotiations for peace.
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That leaves L.A.'s starting point guard a question mark to play in Saturday night's game at Sacramento. Lakers: James fell just shy of his 75th triple-double, but scored nine points in the fourth quarter.
"Of course, the team was still good after last season", said the ex-German worldwide midfielder.
"We didn't play very well".
"We had a very good win against Leicester and we were competitive in all of them".
"I'm not nervous, I'm excited to play against my former club and team-mates - I understand how some of them play, so that could be an advantage for me".
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.