Chelsea v Krasnodar : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 07-12-2020 11:56 am (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 7-12-2020 11:56 AM (4 months ago)
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Date :Tuesday 7th, December  2020
Time: 9:00pm
Stadium Stamford Bridge
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Team News

Chelsea had a clean bill of health before the visit of Leeds, but Hakim Ziyech was forced off after half an hour against the Whites and will miss out here after suffering a hamstring strain.

It remains to be seen how severe the winger's injury is, but Callum Hudson-Odoi may now be able to look forward to an extended run in the first team, while Pulisic could occupy the opposite flank and allow Timo Werner the chance to rest.

Lampard will be expected to make significant alterations for this dead rubber, with the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Jorginho, Cesar Azpilicueta and maybe even Kepa Arrizabalaga lining up from the first whistle.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson; Jorginho, Kovacic, Havertz; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Pulisic
Chelsea Champions League form: DWWWW
Chelsea form (all competitions): WWWDWW

Krasnodar's only two concerns at the minute are right-backs Dmitri Stotskiy and Sergey Petrov, both of whom are getting closer to a return to action.

There is no need for the visitors to be going full-strength for this one either, but Claesson will hope to have done enough to earn a place in Musaev's first XI, as will Berg.

Musaev hauled four players - Ari, Ruslan Kambolov, Wanderson and Igor Smolnikov - off at half time against Rotor Volgograd with his side already 3-0 up, suggesting that the quartet could be starting this one.
FC Krasnodar possible starting lineup:
Safonov; Smolnikov, Martynovich, Sorokin, Ramirez; Wanderson, Kambolov, Vilhena, Claesson; Berg, Ari
FC Krasnodar Champions League form: WDLLLW
FC Krasnodar form (all competitions): LWLLWW

Prediction: Chelsea 3-0 FC Krasnodar

Posted: at 7-12-2020 11:56 AM (4 months ago) | Hero