Chelsea Lineup vs Rennes, Team News, Kick Off Time and TV Channel; Chelsea continues their wining run as they welcome Stade Rennes at the Bridge on Wednesday’s Champions League fixture. The Score Nigeria will take you through how Frank Lampard will possibly lineup tonight against Rennes in the Champions League group stage (Group E) Matchday 3 fixture.
Chelsea vs Rennes Kick Off Time
The Champions League group stage fixture between Chelsea and Stade Rennes is schedule to kicks off at 21:00 GMT (8:00pm UK Time, 9:00pm NGA Time) on Wednesday, 4 October 2020 at the Stamford Bridge in London.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their previous 5 games as they welcome Stade Rennes in this UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group E fixture, having lost just one of their eight UCL fixtures vs French opposition at Stamford Bridge (W5, D2, L1). Solid at the back, the ‘Blues’ now have the opportunity to register a fifth consecutive competitive clean sheet for the first time in over ten years!
The hosts’ goalless draw in their opening home UCL group stage game made it just one win across their previous eight UCL home outings (W1, D5, L2), but the fact they have never failed to score in three straight home UCL fixtures should bring them confidence. However, Chelsea are winless in the last six home UCL games in which they conceded first (D2, L4).
Visitors Rennes were on a winless run of five straight competitive games (D3, L2) when they defeated Brest 2-1 at home in Ligue 1 (L1) last time out. In fact, they are still looking for the first UCL victory in the club’s history (D1, L1), but Rennes have at least kept a first-half clean sheet in both of their UCL group stage games.
On the domestic front, the visitors are still unbeaten on the road this L1 campaign (W2, D2), while scoring first by the 35th minute in the last three. Worryingly, Rennes have lost each of their two European road trips vs English opposition, while conceding first in the fifth minute precisely on both occasions.
Players to watch: Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma has scored each of his three league goals this campaign after the hour mark.
Meanwhile, Sehrou Guirassy has netted Rennes’ single goal of this UCL campaign. His four competitive goals this term have come before the 60th minute.
Hot stat: Chelsea are unbeaten in their previous three European matches refereed by Felix Zwayer.
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Christian Pulisic and Arrizabalaga Keppa are unavailable tonight against Rennes in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group E fixture. Chelsea recorded a 3-0 impressive win over Burnley in the weekend Premier League fixture, keeping clean sheet in that game after their victory in the Champions League against Krasnodar.
Chelsea Lineup against Rennes
Chelsea 4-2-3-1 lineup against FK Krasnodar in the Matchday 2 as Frank Lampard continues his smooth campaign in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League season
The winger has featured off the bench three times since the international break, and has now been deemed fit enough to start his first Blues game. It is one of four changes Frank Lampard makes to the side, with the boss reverting to a 4-2-3-1 formation in Russia.
Toni Rudiger comes in for Thiago Silva, and in midfield Mateo Kovacic is handed a first start since the League Cup tie at Tottenham. Reece James is the man to make way for Ziyech, with Cesar Azpilicueta shifting across to right-back. Callum Hudson-Odoi replaces Christian Pulisic to supplement Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner going forward.
Here is how Chelsea lineups against Krasnodar but it Lampard is adopting the formation and starting XI tonight when they face Rennes at the Bridge
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Rudiger, Chilwell; Jorginho, Jorginho; Ziyech, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi; Werner.
Subs Caballero, Ziger, James, Tomori, Christensen, Emerson, Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Giroud, Abraham.
Frank Lampard may adopts the same 4-2-3-1 formation and Starting XI Lineup used against the Russian side Krasnodar in tonight game.
TV Channel: Chelsea vs Rennes will be available to be streamed live on BT Sport, Sky Sports, SuperSport and ESPN.