Chelsea predicted lineup vs Rennes, UCL Group Stage Gameweek 3: Team news, injury update, and preview
Chelsea host French outfit Rennes in the 3rd gameweek of the UEFA Champions League group stages. Alley Sport provides you with the Chelsea predicted lineup for the much anticipated clash at Stamford Bridge.
The Londoners have 4 points from their opening two UCL group games after they drew vs. Sevilla and hammered Krasnodar 4-0. Rennes on the other hand, need a victory if they are to have any hopes of qualifying. The French side have 1 point from their opening two UCL group stage games.
Chelsea versus Rennes, Match Preview
Chelsea are on a nine game unbeaten run in all competitions since their 0-2 loss to Liverpool in late September. They have also kept a clean sheet in their last 4 matches, including one in a 3-0 hammering of Burnley in the Premier League last weekend.
Rennes have lost just two times in their last 10 matches in all competitions, and are in scintillating form in Ligue Un where they are placed 3rd in the league table. This will be the first occasion in history where these two teams go head-to-head and the Chelsea Predicted lineup suggests the London side as the clear favourites.
Team News and Injury Update
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will have to do without young midfielder Billy Gilmour who is sidelined by a knee injury. Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga (shoulder) and Christian Pulisic (Hamstring) both remain highly doubtful for selection vs. Rennes and hence miss out on our Chelsea Predicted lineup.
Rennes will be without star forward Mbiaye Niang, midfield prodigy Eduardo Camavinga and Italian centre-back Daniele Rugani. Young full-back Faitout Maouassa and midfielder Flavien Tait will also be unavailable for selection in an injury ridden Rennes team.
Both teams have no suspended players and will be expected to field strong lineups in an important European clash.
Chelsea predicted lineup versus Rennes
Chelsea Predicted lineup (4-3-3): Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Hakim Ziyech
Rennes Predicted lineup (4-1-4-1): Alfred Gomis; Hamari Traore, Damien Da Silva, Nayef Aguerd, Dalbert; Steven Nzonzi; Romain Del Castillo, Benjamin Bourigeaud, Clement Grenier, Martin Terrier; Serhou Guirassy
Alley Sports prediction: An easy win and a clean sheet for Chelsea. 2-0 win for the home side.
Here is the fixture list for this week’s UEFA Champions League group stage. Which game are you looking forward to the most?