Team news and stats ahead of Sevilla vs Chelsea in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday (kick-off 8pm).
Frank Lampard will rotate his Chelsea team for Wednesday’s Champions League Group E clash away to Sevilla and has challenged his fringe players to grab their chance. With both sides on 10 points and assured of progress to the last 16, victory for either would clinch top spot.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is likely to be involved after being left out of the squad for Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Teenage midfielder Billy Gilmour has not made a first-team appearance this season and had been troubled by a back injury.
Christian Pulisic made his Blues return from injury against Spurs and is in contention to start while Kai Havertz is another who could do with some minutes.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was not included in Chelsea’s squad against Tottenham
Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui does not plan to rest any players even though his side have already qualified for the knockout stages and face Real Madrid next weekend.
The coach said he still hoped to be able to count upon forwards Luuk de Jong and Lucas Ocampos, who missed training on Tuesday, while he will be without first-choice goalkeeper Bono and forward Carlos Fernandez due to testing positive for Covid-19, plus injured midfielders Marcos Acuna and Suso.
Karim Rekik is likely to continue at left-back in place of Sergio Escudero. Lopetegui will select between Oliver Torres, De Jong, Ocampos, Oscar Rodriguez, Oussama Idrissi and Youssef En-Nesyri among his attacking options.
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Sevilla drew 0-0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last month
Sevilla and Chelsea have both already reached the round of 16 – but whoever wins this game will clinch first place.
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