Chelsea predicted lineup vs Zenit: Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Livestream- Group H, Champions League 2021/22 Matchday 6
The Blues take on the Russian champions in an important game for them in the final week of the groups stages. Alley Sport brings you the Chelsea predicted lineup vs Zenit, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Livestream from this matchday 6 in the UCL 2021/22 season.
Chelsea vs Zenit Preview and Livestream
Chelsea currently lead the Group H table with 12 points and will qualify as group winners if they match Juventus’ result on the night. Both teams are level on points with the Italian giants losing 4-0 to Thomas Tuchel’s men last time out. It is clear the defending UEFA Champions League champs are coming for the crown again but will now have to fight it out in Russia for three points.
Zenit are confirmed to go through as the third-placed team to the UEFA Europa League. They have 4 points, three more than Malmo, and will be in the same position no matter what the Swedes do in their game against the Old Lady. For them, the game is a dead rubber. But Chelsea will take this seriously because qualifying as the group winners has its own perks.
Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg kicks off at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday, 8th December 2021 at 05:45 PM GMT. This means that the game will start at 01:45 PM EST and 09:45 AM PST on the same day- 8th December. The fans in India will see the game begin at 11:15 PM IST on Thursday, 9th December.
The match will be shown on BT Sport channels in the United Kingdom, who are the official broadcasters of the UEFA Champions League in that region. The broadcasting rights of the UCL in the USA lies with CBS and Univision network and for fans in India, the UEFA Champions League will be broadcasted live on the Sony Pictures Network and will be streaming live on the Sony Liv app on iOS and Android.
Chelsea Predicted Lineup vs Zenit and Team News
Marcos Alonso is a doubt with a back injury. Mateo Kovacic and Trevoh Chalobah will both miss this game due to their hamstring issues while N’Golo Kante is also out with a knee injury. Ben Chilwell is out with a similar issue while Kai Havertz’ ankle injury will still take time to heal.
Chelsea predicted lineup vs Zenit formation: 3-4-2-1
GK: Edouard Mendy
RWB: Callum Hudson-Odoi
CB: Antonio Rudiger
CB: Thiago Silva
CB: Malang Sarr
LWB: Saul Niguez
CM: Ross Barkley
RW: Christian Pulisic
ST: Timo Werner
LW: Mason Mount
Chelsea vs Zenit Prediction
The game is at the Krestovsky Stadium so we can give Zenit a chance. However, the defending UCL champions know what’s at stake and would be eager to win here. In our opinion, they would do just that and come away as 2-0 winners in this game, thus, qualifying as group winners over Juventus.
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