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UCL: SFC vs Chelsea



Chelsea started the Champions League with a host of Spanish side Sevilla in their opening group stage match on Tuesday night.

Thiago Silva was rested for the weekend with this fixture but new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is still sidelined for Chelsea. Kepa Arrizabalaga was at fault for another Chelsea goal at the weekend and Frank Lampard could seriously consider capturing Willy Caballero himself against Sevilla. Just coming back from a hamstring injury, it's not clear if Christian Pulisic will have the strength to start back straight matches, but Olivier Giroud, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech are all trying to get started. for the home team. There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in the last 5 matches of Chelsea (Champions League). Chelsea took a 2-0 lead at the end but drew 3-3 with Southampton very bitterly, this was the second time they had this scene in their last 4 matches. The Blues made it to the round of 16 last season, where they were defeated 7-1 in the final against the then champions Bayern Munich. Frank Lampard added a number of Champions League experienced players to his squad this summer, including Thiago Silva, who played in last year's final for both PSG and Timo Werner, who joined Leipzig in. tournament semi-finals. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are looking more stable after both opening a Premier League account at the weekend but Chelsea are still vulnerable to the back, especially when Mendy is absent. who joined Leipzig in the semi-finals of the tournament. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are looking more stable after both opening a Premier League account at the weekend but Chelsea are still vulnerable to the back, especially when Mendy is absent. who joined Leipzig in the semi-finals of the tournament. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are looking more stable after both opening a Premier League account at the weekend but Chelsea are still vulnerable to the back, especially when Mendy is absent.

Midfielder Joan Jordan was sent off in Sevilla's 0-1 defeat to Granada on the weekend but returned to this match due to a different tournament. Key midfielder Jules Kounde positive for COVID-19 last week and is expected to miss the away game here and Sergio Escudero lasted 18 minutes before needing to play at the weekend and looks to be. miss here. The Spanish team beat rivals in the Premier League against Wolves and Manchester United to win the Europa League title last season, winning the sixth tournament. This will be the first meeting between the two teams, who have won in the last 2 seasons in the Europa League. Sevilla only won 1 out of 7 away games in England, that was when they won 2-1 at Old Trafford in March 2018, all of their 7 away games were against different teams - Bolton, Tottenham, Arsenal.  




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