Top meets bottom in the Champions League this week in Group E. Rennes will be looking to revive their chances in the Champions League as they welcome Chelsea. The match schedules for Tuesday at the Roazhon Park with kickoff at 8:55 pm.
These hosts head into the match on the back of three consecutive losses with their recent one being a 1-0 loss to Bordeaux. On the other hand, the visitors are on a different level with their fifth win in a row against Newcastle United.
Rennes started the season on a high note and looked possible challengers for Ligue 1. However, their stellar start to Ligue 1 has come under immense pressure with a wide load of fixtures rolling in quick for Julien Stephen’s men.
The Les Rouge started with an eight unbeaten streak in Ligue 1. However, their glory days are over with five defeats in their last six matches across all competition. It includes a 1-0 home loss to Bordeaux on Friday.
In contrast, Chelsea is having a merry affair in the bid for Premier League with a wide crop of talent sprouting. Before the start of the season, it was a major doubt whether Lampard could get the best from each player on the squad.
The win against Newcastle saw Chelsea climb to the top of the Premier League table before Tottenham’s win against Manchester City saw the side settle for second place.
Rennes vs Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have one game against each other with Chelsea taking home the only win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Rennes 1-0 Bordeaux
PSG 3-0 Rennes
Chelsea 3-0 Rennes
Rennes 2-1 Brest
Sevilla 1-0 Rennes
Newcastle 0-2 Chelsea
Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United
Chelsea 3-0 Rennes
Burnley 0-3 Chelsea
Krasnodar 0-4 Chelsea
Rennes Team News
After receiving matching orders against Chelsea last month under controversial circumstances, Dalbert remains unavailable for the match. Adrien Truffert could be in line to lead the attacking threat for the side. Hamari Traore provides another alternative on the left flank.
Chelsea Team News
Lampard receives injury boosts heading into the match with the return of Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva to training. The match comes too soon for Christian Pulisic who continues nursing a knee injury. Werner might get the rest after a heavy load of matches during the international break giving way for Hudson Oddoi.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Chelsea to continue their impressive display this weekend with Mendy keeping another clean sheet.
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