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Chelsea squad flies out to Russia with players pictured before Champions League clash

Chelsea’s squad have flown out to Russia ahead of their Champions League clash with Krasnodar.

Members of the Blues were pictured boarding a flight to Russia with their second group match set for Wednesday.

Frank Lampard’s side drew 0-0 with Sevilla in their opening game and may see the clash with Krasnodar as a must-win.

The likes of Reece James, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz were all spotted, as well as Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero.

Krasnodar is a city in southern Russia, near the Black Sea, and is around a 7-and-a-half hour flight from London.

Chelsea star Reece James was spotted boarding the plane to Russia
(Image: GETTY)

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Lampard has been urged to recall three Blues players for the clash having drawn 0-0 with Manchester United on Saturday.

Chelsea hero Pat Nevin said: “The starting XI for this one will take a great deal of thought from Frank.

“Having drawn with Sevilla, three points would be very handy here, but he has to be careful not to push players too far this early in the season.

Timo Werner is set to be involved for Chelsea against Krasnodar

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“I am sure he will want as many youthful, energetic and tireless legs on the field as possible, so I will not be surprised if the young guns such as Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are used from the start.

“Then of course there are the likes of Mateo Kovacic, who could really do with another 90 minutes pretty soon. He should also have plenty of energy to spare.

Tammy Abraham could feature for Chelsea having made the flight

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