Defending Champions Chelsea play host to Russian side Zenith St. Petersburg in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Matchday 1 at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
The Blues under German manager, Thomas Tuchel went from being the underdog to become King of Europe after defeating Domestic rival, Manchester City.
The London Club will hope to retain its crown as it begins its campaign against Russian Champions.
Chelsea vs Zenith UCL Team News
France international and Chelsea Midfield maestro, Ngolo Kante and US star, Christian Pulisic are both doubtful for the match against Zenith.
Speaking on his team injury worries, Chelsea manager, Tuchel said; “He had two training sessions yesterday and today, but the Champions League game comes a bit too early.
“We won’t take the risk now at this moment of the season.
However, the team boast of capable legs in Kovacic and Jorginho and will hope to open their UCL campaign with a win.
Chelsea UCL Possible Lineups
Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger; James, Kovačić, Jorginho, Alonso; Havertz, Lukaku, Mount
Out: Pulišić (ankle)
Doubtful: Kanté (ankle)
Zenit: Kritsyuk; Kuzyaev, Chistiakov, Rakits’kyy, Douglas Santos, Krugovoi; Malcom, Claudinho, Wendel; Erokhin, Azmoun
Out: Barrios (unavailable), Lovren (unavailable), Karavaev (foot), Ozdoev (knee)
Where To Watch Chelsea vs Zenith
If you are in Nigeria, you can watch the match on SuperSport.