Chelsea will face Zenit at Stamford Bridge on 14 September in the Champions League group stage matchday one.
Thomas Tuchel ‘s Chelsea finished well last season. The team, led by a German mentor, advanced to the Champions League final without being a candidate from the outset.
In the Champions League final, the “aristocrats” met with “Manchester City”. They managed to win thanks to one goal, which was scored in 42 minutes by Kai Havertz .
The hosts took the UEFA Super Cup this season, beating Villarreal on penalties. So in the new Champions League draw, the Blues can rightfully be considered one of the favorites of the tournament.
In recent games, Chelsea have beaten Arsenal 2-0, tied 1-1 with Liverpool, and have beaten Aston Villa 3-0.
Zenit has not yet lost this season. He has 8 fights, 6 of which he won. Sergei Semak’s wards are leading in the RPL. At the same time, they do not stick very well in the Champions League.
For example, last season the guests scored one point in 6 rounds of the group stage and were eliminated.
In the Champions League, Zenit have not won in their last six matches. He had 5 defeats and only one draw. This is despite the fact that Brugge, Lazio and Borussia Dortmund played in the group with the blue-white-blue.
As for the last matches of this season, the team will go to London with a streak of two victories. In the RPL, she defeated CSKA 1: 0 and beat Akhmat with a score of 3: 1.
Note that Malcolm and Claudinho , who were previously banned from performing, should take part in the match . In the match against Akhmat they were on the list, so their appearance against Chelsea is very likely.
Forecast and rate
1xbet download leave no chance for Zenit. At Chelsea they give 1.22 , while the victory of the Russian team is estimated at 14.50 . The quote is set for a draw at 6.70.
Zenit is very performed poorly in the last group stageChampions League. Chelsea are a completely different rival that won the Champions League and look quite solid at this stage of the season.
“Aristocrats” conceded only one goal in 4 matches, and the team won the last three victories. Tuchel’s defense looks very reliable, but Zenitsometimes runs into problems even in RPL…
For example, as it was in the recent match with Ufa (1: 1). We propose to bet on a clean sheet for Chelsea with odds of 1.72.
You can also play a bet on Chelsea’s total. The hosts now have a very strong attacking line. That only costs Romelu Lukaku. We suggest paying attention to the option “IT1 is more than 2.5” for 2.12.