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ZEN vs CHE Dream11 Team Prediction Tips For Zenit vs Chelsea Champions League Live Score Fantasy Football Tips & Dream11 Team


ZEN vs CHE Dream11: Reigning champions Chelsea will be seeking to finish first in Group H with a win over Zenit St Petersburg. Meanwhile, the hosts have already qualified for the Europa League after a draw with Malmo ensured third place.

Zenit have been eliminated from UCL at the group stage for the third consecutive season. However, they have avoided finishing bottom after gaining four points from their fixtures against Malmo.

Chelsea’s 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end last weekend when they lost 3-2 away to London rivals West Ham United. Despite leading 2-1 at halftime owing to a Thiago Silva header and a Mason Mount strike, the Hammers came away with all three points thanks to goals from Jarrod Bowen and Arthur Masuaku.

Date: 8 December, Wednesday
Kick-Off: 11:15 PM (IST)
Venue: Gazprom Arena

Champions League Table (Group H)

Zenit| 3rd; Chelsea| 1st

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Recent Form
Zenit: DWDWD
Chelsea: LWDWW

Head to Head 

Zenit’s only prior meeting with the Blues came in their first Group H game earlier this season when they were defeated 1-0.

ZEN vs CHE Dream11 Prediction Details

Zenit St Petersburg News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Stanislav Kritsyuk is the only confirmed absentee
  • Dmitri Chistyakov is suspended.

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 Kuzyayev and W Barrios could start in the middle of the pitch with Malcom and Wilmar out wide.
  • A Dzyuba will partner Claudinho up front.

Zenit St Petersburg Starting XI

Mikhail Kerzhakov
Aleksey Sutormin
Dejan Lovren
Yaroslav Rakitskiy
Douglas Santos
Daler Kuzyayev
Wilmar Barrios
Artem Dzyuba

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Chelsea News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Ben Chilwell, Trevor Chalobah, N’Golo Kante, and Mateo Kovacic miss out due to injury.
  • Kai Havertz and Marcos Alonso are doubtful.
  • There are no suspensions.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Chelsea will lineup in a 3-4-2-1 formation.
  • E Mendy should be starting in goal.
  • Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, and Antonio Rudiger are expected to be the back three.
  • Reece James and C Azpilicueta will start on opposite flanks as wingbacks.
  • R Loftus Cheek and Jorginho will continue in the centre of the park.
  • H Ziyech and M Mount will start further forward behind striker Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea Starting XI

Edouard Mendy
Cesar Azpilicueta
Thiago Silva
Antonio Rudiger
Andreas Christensen

Reece James
Ruben Loftus Cheek
Mason Mount
Hakim Ziyech
Romelu Lukaku

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ZEN vs CHE Fantasy Football Team & Tips

Captain Options

Fit-again Romelu Lukaku might finally return to the starting eleven in this game. He would be looking to prove a point after being benched for three games.

Games Played 10
Goals 3
Assists 0
Shots on Target 6
Pass Accuracy 74
Chances Created 12
Interceptions 0
Tackles 1

Mason Mount has been in exceptional form recently. He has scored twice in the last two games including a wonderful volley at the weekend.

Games Played 12
Goals 5
Assists 4
Shots on Target 11
Pass Accuracy 86
Chances Created 17
Interceptions 5
Tackles 12

Differential Pick

Reece James is an extremely versatile player who can slot into left-back position for this game. He has high assist potential.

Games Played 11
Goals 4
Shot on Target 6
Assists 4
Pass Accuracy 86
Chances Created 20
Interceptions 3
Tackles 15

Goalkeeper – M Kerzhakov
Defenders – T Silva, C Azpilicueta, A Christensen, R James
Midfielders – W Barrios, H Ziyech, D Kuzyayev, M Mount, C Luiz
Forwards – R Lukaku

Who will win today’s football match?

  • So far, Zenit St Petersburg has won both of its home games against English opponents. In the Intertoto Cup in 2000, they defeated Bradford City 1-0, and in the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League, they defeated Liverpool 2-0.
  • Chelsea has faced Russian opponents three times on the road. In all three of those games, they have won and kept clean sheets.
  • Chelsea should win this game comfortably.

Match Odds:

Zenit: 29/5
Chelsea: 7/12

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