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Predicted Chelsea line-up against FC Krasnodar

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea will resume their Champions League campaign against Russia outfit, FC Krasnodar on Wednesday evening, and what is most important for manager Frank Lampard in the game is securing a win after recording two successive draws.

It would be recalled that the Blues’ Champions League opener of the season ended in a goalless draw against Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla last week and they failed again to find the back of the net in the Premier League clash against Man United as the game also ended in a goalless draw at the Old Trafford.

The West London outfit have been rated ahead of the Russan side for a win and more to it is the fact that their Wednesday opponent has been plagued with injuries and might not have their full squad to compete in the game. This adds to the fact that the Blues team will be playing at the Stamford Bridge.

We definitely expect Frank Lampard to make some changes from the weekend game in order to get his team going, especially in goal scoring and also avoiding to concede goals.

After playing a three-man defence against Chelsea and not conceding a goal and recording the second clean sheet, Frank Lampard could ring some changes in his formation to a 4-2-3-1 against FC Krasnodar.

As expected, Edouard Mendy will keep his number one spot after convincing with a god performance against Man United while Hakim Ziyech could be in line for his first full debut at Chelsea. Kai Havertz and Timo Wener could be rested as they are yet to make their mark.

See full predicted XI against FC Krasnodar
Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James, Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham.

A win against the Russian club will lift the Blues team and relieve manager Frank Lampard off the pressure on him.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.