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| On Sep 14, 2021 8:30 PM IST

CHE vs ZEN Dream11 Team Prediction Tips For Chelsea vs Zenit Champions League Live Score 15 September

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CHE vs ZEN Dream11: Chelsea begins their European title defense versus Zenit St. Petersburg at Stamford Bridge tonight. The Blues defied all odds to win the crown last year. Thomas Tuchel’s side sit second in the Premier League table, having won three of their four games.

Meanwhile, Zenit St Petersburg are undefeated in the league, winning five out of seven games. They finished top of the Russian Premier League last season, eight points clear of second-placed PFC Sochi.

Date: 15 September, Wednesday
Kick-Off: 00:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Stamford Bridge

Champions League Table (Group H)

This is the first game of the campaign.

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Recent Form
Chelsea: WDWWW
Zenit St. Petersburg: WWDDW

Head to Head 

This is the first encounter between the two sides.

Today Match Prediction Details

Chelsea News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Christian Pulisic is injured and Ngolo Kante is also doubtful.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Chelsea will lineup in a 3-4-2-1 formation.
  • E Mendy should be starting in goal.
  • Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, and Antonio Rudiger are expected to be the back three.
  • Reece James and B Chilwell will start on opposite flanks as wingbacks.
  • M Kovacic and Jorginho could start in the centre of the park.
  • K Havertz and M Mount will start further forward behind striker Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea Starting XI (likely)

Edouard Mendy
Cesar Azpilicueta
Thiago Silva
Antonio Rudiger
Reece James
Mateo Kovacic
Jorginho
Ben Chilwell
Mason Mount
Kai Havertz
Romelu Lukaku

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Zenit St. Petersburg News


Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Magomed Ozdoyev is injured while Dmitri Chistyakov may be unavailable.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Zenit St Petersburg will lineup in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
  • M Kerzhakov should be starting in goal.
  • A Sutormin, D Lovren, Y Rakitskiy, and D Santos could be the back four.
  • D Kuzyaev and W Barrios could start in the middle of the pitch with Malcom and Welmar out wide.
  • A Dzyuba will partner S Azmoun up front.

Zenit St. Petersburg Starting XI (likely)

Mikhail Kerzhakov
Aleksey Sutormin
Dejan Lovren
Yaroslav Rakitskiy
Douglas Santos
Welmar
Daler Kuzyaev
Wilmar Barrios
Malcom
Artem Dzyuba
Serdar Azmoun

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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Romelu Lukaku has started his second life at Chelsea in splendid fashion. He is fresh from scoring a brace in the last game versus Aston Villa.

Games Played 3
Goals 3
Assists 0
Pass Accuracy 81
Chances Created 5
Interceptions 0
Tackles 0
Clean Sheets 2

Kai Havertz scored the all-important goal in the final last year. He could be amongst the points once again.

Games Played 4
Goals 1
Assists 0
Pass Accuracy 85
Chances Created 1
Interceptions 1
Tackles 2
Clean Sheets 2

Differential Pick

Reece James should start at right-back; well-rested having been suspended for the previous game. He is a brick wall in defense and gets into good positions going forward.

Games Played 3
Goals 1
Assists 2
Pass Accuracy 87
Chances Created 5
Interceptions 2
Tackles 4
Clean Sheets 1

CHE vs ZEN Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – M Kerzhakov
Defenders – A Rudiger, R James, T Silva
Midfielders – M Mount, Jorginho, Wendel, D Kuzyayev
Forwards – K Havertz, R Lukaku, S Azmoun

Likely Winner:

  • Chelsea and Zenit St Petersburg will clash for the first time in European play. In the UEFA Champions League, the Blues have gone undefeated in their last six games against Russian opposition.
  • Zenit has gone winless in their past seven Champions League games, their longest losing streak in European Cup/UEFA Champions League history. Last season, they were the only team in the competition to lose all six of their group stage games.
  • Chelsea has gone undefeated in their past 11 Champions League group stage games, with their last defeat coming against Valencia in September 2019.
  • Zenit won their first-ever European tournament away game against an English opponent (3-0 v Bradford City in the UEFA Intertoto Cup). They have, however, lost each of their past three visits to England, most recently in the Europa League against Liverpool in February 2013.
  • Only two of the 27 times in Champions League history have the defending champions lost their opening game of the following season (AC Milan in 1994-95 and Liverpool in 2019-20).
  • We are predicting a comfortable victory for the home side.

Chelsea: 1/4
Zenit St. Petersburg: 18/1

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