Rudiger, Ziyech, and Kovacic to start in changed line up

Chelsea have another big Champions League match this evening over in Russia.

The Blues face Krasnodar in their second Group E match of the new campaign.

Frank Lampard’s side drew their first game 0-0 against Sevilla last week, whilst the Russian side earned themselves a decent 1-1 draw with Rennes.

This will be a challenging match for Chelsea, but they will be expected to bring all three points back to England tomorrow.

I expect a few changes for Chelsea, with Lampard looking to rest a couple of players. Thiago Silva has not even travelled so he can be kept fresh for Burnley at the weekend.

Ziyech has a good chance of starting to test out his match fitness, Antonio Rudiger is likely to come in for Silva, and Mateo Kovacic will surely be given a start after barely featuring so far this season.

Predicted Chelsea Xl (4-2-3-1) – 

Mendy, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Chilwell. Kante, Kovacic. Mount, Ziyech, Havertz. Abraham.


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