Chelsea have just arrived in Russia and are preparing to face Krasnodar in their second Group stage match of the Champions League.
In this competition there is never an easy match, but Chelsea must really be going out to take all three points tomorrow.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has sent an almost fully fit 22-man squad over to Russia, albeing with the exception of Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and of course the injured Billy Gilmour.
Kepa is also still injured and Alonso suspended, but Silva looks to be getting a rest and is being saved for Burnley at the weekend.
Goal journalist Nizaar Kinsella believes we could see big changes in Chelsea’s line up tomorrow, and there is a chance we could see Hakim Ziyech from the start.
No Thiago Silva as he has been rested for Krasnodar, Kepa still injured and Alonso suspended. Expect big changes for this one in Russia tomorrow. #CFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/URfZiMJwE4
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) October 27, 2020
Lampard himself has been addressing the media this evening and giving some updates. He confirmed that Antonio Rudiger is in contention to start tomorrow.
Frank Lampard, at the start of his part of the media conference, says he has had discussions with Toni Rudiger and that he has a positive relationship with him. He adds that Rudiger is very much in contention to play. #KRACHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 27, 2020