Escriba to rotate Villarreal?

Villarreal boss Fran Escriba will ring the changes for his side's Europa League clash with FC Zurich on Thursday.

The Yellow Submarine are competiting in this season's Europa League after elimination in qualification for the Champions League by Monaco last month, and will host the Swiss side at El Madrigal.

Escriba's side won 2-0 at Malaga on Saturday, their first win of the campaign.

"There could be changes following on from the Malaga match," said the former Getafe boss.

"Denis Cheryshev could get some minutes on Thursday.

"This is a very important tie for us and we will give Zurich the respect they deserve – we have monitored them closely and we know they have strong players who deserve to be at this level of football.

"I don't think Zurich will take risks – they will play on the counter attack and set-plays so we must be careful."

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