UCL preview: Chelsea vs Krasnodar, key-stats, line-ups, odds, prediction

Olivier Giroud-Chelsea

Chelsea will host the Russian outfit on the final matchday of the Champions League.

Stadium: Stamford Bridge

Key Statistics

  • Chelsea ended victorious when they met Krasnodar on matchday 2, winning 4-0 while the likes of Hudson Odoi, Werner found the nets.
  • The Blues alongside Sevilla have ensured their qualification in Group E whereas Krasnodar are looking to secure the Europa League spot.


Chelsea have been one of the best sides this season in terms of their performances in the Premier League and Champions League, not losing a game so far with the latter competition.

The Blues are currently third in the Premier League table, having lost only once this season.

They are also coming on the back of an emphatic win against Leeds United, where Oliver Giroud once again showed his class. The French striker has enjoyed a late surge in form after chipping in with goals. The worst outcome of the game against the Whites was Hakim Ziyech getting subbed off due to injury.

With the game touted to be less significant for Chelsea, Frank Lampard will likely rotate the squad and the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Jorginho would get a place in the playing 11.

Possible line-up

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson; Jorginho, Matteo Kovacic, Kai Havertz; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic


Krasnodar have suffered three losses in the Champions League this season and will look to ply their trade in Europa League after matchday 6.

Furthermore, their domestic form has also been poor as they currently sit at seventh in Russian top flight after suffering seven defeats.

Possible line-up

Safonov; Smolnikov, Martynovich, Sorokin, Ramirez; Wanderson, Kambolov, Vilhena, Claesson; Berg, Ari


Chelsea : Draw : Krasnodar :: 1.28 : 5.75 : 10:00


Chelsea 2-0 Krasnodar