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Edouard Mendy’s big test, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea tactics and Thiago Silva return for Sevilla

Chelsea get their Champions League campaign under way when they take on Sevilla tonight at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues got to the Last 16 in the previous season, bowing out to the impressive and final winners, Bayern Munich.

For Frank Lampard it will be his second crack at the European competition, and with Krasnodar and Rennes in their group, there is a good chance to get through the group.

But what are the big talking points ahead of the match tonight?

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Sorting out the defence

The main key thing for Lampard tonight will be to see his Chelsea team really have learned from their defensive woes over the weekend.

Of course, not everything will be fixed, but at least there should be more stability in the defence.

Lampard spoke about game management and the ability to see out wins once they get ahead in matches.

That is going to be massive for the Blues to show that they are progressing as a defensive unit, which should be helped by Thiago Silva returning.

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A tester for Edouard Mendy

In his first two matches for Chelsea, Edouard Mendy has not been put under too much pressure, despite looking solid.

The 28-year-old has recovered from a thigh injury and is now expected to start tonight in the Champions League for the first time as a Chelsea player.

Sevilla are expected to test the Blues throughout the game and could have some good chances, especially if the Blues don’t have their defence sorted.

It could be a real tester for the Senegal international and a chance for the Blues fans to get a better look at the kind of goalkeeper they have signed.

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