Premier League giants Chelsea will be looking forward to pick up the maximum three points when they travel to Russia to be the guest of Krasnodar in the UEFA Champions League tonight.
The Blues’ played a goalless draw against Spanish side Sevilla on the opening day of the UCL season. The Blues next domestic fixture ended in a goalless fixture at Old Trafford. Frank Lampard and his Chelsea team will be eager to get their winning momentum back tonight having gone with no victory in their last three fixtures.
Chelsea have a full-strength squad to choose from no doubts, goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy whose display at Old Trafford was applauded will be available for tonight’s game. Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech should as well be available
How will Chelsea Line up?
Predicted 4-2-3-1 Chelsea Lineup Vs Krasnodar
No doubts, Edouard Mendy is probably going to keep his place in the side. In front of him, expect to see Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma starting at the centre-half pairing. Cesar Azpilicueta is likely to drop back down to the bench, with Reece James and Ben Chilwell completing the 4-man defence.
Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic could come into the eleven in his place, at the expense of Ngolo Kante, Italian Jorginho likely to retain his spot alongside him. The duo will be responsible for Chelsea’s balance and will also help Chelsea on the offensive.
Hakim Ziyech is expected to make his first Blues start, Mason Mount is expected to offer support in the Number 10 role with Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner completing the attacking set-up.