Chelsea are presently pinnacle in their institution with ten factors from 5 matches. They have already certified for the knockouts, and that is an possibility for them to ship out a announcement to their competitors with a thumping win at domestic.
Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb UCL Round 6
The domestic group have secured their region withinside the knockout level. Dinamo Zagreb were dominated out of the race for the knockout level however can nevertheless qualify for the UEFA Europa League knockout spherical playoffs in the event that they end 0.33 in Group E.
Meanwhile, Dinamo Zagreb are at the lowest of the institution with 4 factors. They are factors adrift of 0.33-located Red Bull Salzburg and feature loads to play for. A win right here for the site visitors and a defeat for Red Bull Salzburg will ship the site visitors into the UEFA Europa League.
- Competition: Champions League
- Round: 6
- Stadium: Stamford Bridge
- Temp: 14°C
- Group: E
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Chelsea`s trio of long-time period absentees in Wesley Fofana, Reece James and N’Golo Kante all stay sidelined, and Potter has additionally found out that Kalidou Koulibaly has a robust threat of creating the squad for Wednesday’s fixture.
Kepa Arrizabalaga additionally needed to be withdrawn at 1/2 of time withinside the loss to Brighton because of an trouble with the lowest of his foot, so the door has been opened for Edouard Mendy to attempt to re-set up himself because the club’s range one, and the Senegal global ought to be certainly considered one among numerous modifications for this useless rubber.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Armando Broja, Hakim Ziyech and perhaps even Denis Zakaria may want to get a look-on this week, with Thiago Silva and Mateo Kovacic – who overlooked schooling with a calf trouble on Tuesday – probable in line for rests. Conor Gallagher and Mason Mount also are one reserving farfar from a European ban and can be spared too.
Meanwhile, Dinamo Zagreb will anticipate to make do with out in their centre-backs in Josip Sutalo and Bosko Sutalo, the latter of whom is anticipated to stay out till the New Year with a fractured fibula.
Josip Sutalo become dominated out with a quadriceps trouble, and the severity of that damage is presently unclear, however Dino Peric ought to be match sufficient to deputise for his teammate withinside the backline if he misses the journey to London. Robert Ljubicic may also go back from a home suspension.
After ringing the modifications for the weekend’s action, the traffic must recollect the likes of Orsic, Bruno Petkovic and Arijan Ademi to the primary XI at Stamford Bridge, and a transfer to a three-guy defence will maximum probable be in order.
Predicted Starting XI
Chelsea expected starting lineup: Mendy- Azpilicueta Chalobah, Cucurella- Loftus-Cheek; Jorginho- Zakaria, Chilwell; Ziyech, Pulisic; Broja
Dinamo Zagreb expected starting lineup: Livakovic- Ristovski- Peric, J. Sutalo; Moharrami- Ademi, Misic; Ivanusec, Ljubicic; Orsic, Petkovic