Chelsea will be looking to kick-start their Champions League campaign when they travel to Krasnodar on Wednesday.


Frank Lampard's men drew goalless in their first home group match against Sevilla, meaning they have only won one of their last six matches in this competition.


Krasnodar vs Chelsea Latest Odds

However, they are clear favorites with bet365 to start their tournament by reaching the top in Russia.





Krasnodar vs Chelsea team news

Remy Cabella could be available to the hosts after missing last week's game due to an inconclusive COVID-19 test, while Viktor Claesson, Ari, Dmitrity Stotskiy and Wanderson Maciel will face late fitness tests.


Billy Gilmour and Kepa are ruled out due to injury and Marcos Alonso absent due to suspension.


Krasnodar vs Chelsea preview

After frustrating goalless draws against Sevilla and Manchester United, the Blues will be eager to unleash their attacking talents against an inexperienced Russian team.


They will certainly stand behind each other to get it right considering the hosts have kept just two clean sheets in 12 matches across all competitions and conceded in the previous seven Champions League matches, qualifiers included.


However, Murad Musayev's team has also failed to find the net just once in 11 home games this season, scoring a total of 26 times in that streak.


Krasnodar vs Chelsea tips and predictions

Overall, the odds of Chelsea making their quality count are generous with a win in their sixth Champions League game in seven to score over 2.5 goals, as well as a sixth in seven for Krasnodar.

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