Chelsea kick off against Russian side Krasnodar in under three hours from the time of writing, and we have stumbled across an early piece of team news.
Club insiders Alex Goldberg, and Dan McCarthy have confirmed that Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is NOT starting the match this evening, after many were expecting him to be given a chance tonight.
Seen this guy trending on #CFC game day Twitter yet again…
Not starting. #CHO pic.twitter.com/PKL0PpOwnA
— Dan McCarthy (@MaccaSport) October 28, 2020
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) October 28, 2020
This is unfortunate news for Hudson-Odoi and his camp, who will feel hard done by after the 19-year old showed some decent form in a string of games he did start earlier this season.
But this could mean that Chelsea fans could see a start for Hakim Ziyech, who has been playing off the bench the last few games after being injured since the start of the season.
We do expect some changes, and Mateo Kovacic could also be in for a chance of starting the game tonight after not appearing much at all so far this season.