The return of Champions League action this week sets to light the football alight. Chelsea set to play host to side Sevilla in Group E at Stamford Bridge with kickoff at 8 pm.
Both teams will fancy their chances of making it past the last 16 knockout round. Group E also includes Krasnador and Rennes. It provides to be an entertaining clash for both teams in the English Capital.
The last four Champions League’s campaign for Chelsea has ended with making it to the last round of 16. It includes a 7-1 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in last season’s competition. Bayern proves far much superior for the side, ending up winning the competition.
The Blues secured a ticket for the Champions League after a hard-fought four finish place in the Premier League. The finish followed with a massive transfer window with seven new reinforcements for Frank Lampard. The side is yet to witness the full glow of their new signings in full effect.
Sevilla head into the match on the back of a disappointing domestic result following their 1-0 defeat to Granada on Saturday. Julen Lopetegui’s side managed to pick seven points from their last four matches.
However, a major smile on the face for Lopetegui heading into the match is their impressive win of the Europa League last season. Sevilla edged out Manchester United in the semi-finals and Inter Milan in the finals.
Chelsea vs Sevilla Head to Head
Both sides are yet to meet at this point in the competition. Here is a look at their previous encounters in their respective leagues:
Chelsea 3-3 Southampton
Chelsea 4-0 Southampton
Tottenham 1 (5) – 1 (4)
West Brom 3-3 Chelsea
Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley
Granada 1-0 Sevilla
Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla
Sevilla 1-0 Levante
Cadiz 1-3 Sevilla
Bayern 2-1 Sevilla
Chelsea Team News
Edouard Mendy continues recovering from an ankle injury picked up during the international break. It means troubled Kepa Arrizabalaga will start between the sticks this Tuesday. Major injury boosts for Lampard is the return of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech from their respective injuries.
Sevilla Team News
Defender Jules Kounde recently tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in self-isolation. Major injury boosts for Lopetegui this Tuesday is the return of Lucas Ocampo and Luuk de Jong to full fitness.
Prediction and Odds
We expect an entertaining encounter in the English capital with both sides capable of making an upset start.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5