This season’s Group E Champions League has been well-rounded as Chelsea look to move on to the top of the table. Krasnodar, meanwhile, is certain to be relegated to the Europa League. With both out of target, perhaps Chelsea and Krasnodar will not be too salty with the upcoming match. Especially when the schedule for playing in the domestic playground at the end of the year is very dense.
Chelsea has been in impressive form in recent times, with Lampard’s side currently 13 games unbeaten in all competitions with nine wins and four draws.
In the Champions League, the Blues recorded a crunch win over Sevilla in the previous leg, a match that saw the shine of Olivier giroud, the French striker who left a bold mark with four goals. Through this match, Chelsea also officially qualified for the round with the first place in Group E.
Although the upcoming match does not mean too much to Lampard’s coach, the England representative will surely still aim for a win to assert his status as well as extend his unbeaten record.
On the other side of the line, Krasnodar is also showing signs of flourishing in gameplay. Musaev’s team began to have victories after a string of bowl games since the season.
In the previous match, Krasnodar had a minimal victory over Rennes, which was the first victory of the Russian representative in the Champions League this season. In addition, with 3 points won in this match, musaev also officially won a relegation ticket in the europa League round of 16.
With both teams having achieved their own goals, the burden is gone, so the upcoming match here is predicted to be extremely open and does not rule out the possibility that a goal rain will appear.
Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson; Jorginho, Kovacic, Havertz; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Pulisic
Krasnodar: Safonov; Smolnikov0, Martynovich, Sorokin, Ramirez; Wanderson, Kambolov, Vilhena, Claesson; Berg, Ari