Chelsea Vs Zenith St. Petersburg Prediction & Match Preview
VENUE: Stamford Bridge, London, England
MATCH DATE: 14/9/2021
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KICK-OFF TIME: 20:00 UTC+1
Chelsea who are the current champions of the UEFA champions league would be welcoming the Russian side Zenith St Petersburg to the Stamford Bridge for the Opening match of this season’s champions league competition in the group H.
Chelsea have been in very good form from the beginning of the season, they continued with their good form from the second half of last season that culminated in the team winning the much coveted champions league trophy.
The home side Chelsea last lost a game in the month of May against Aston Villa showing their compact nature and play on the pitch thanks to the tutelage of the manager of the club Thomas Tuchel.
Zenith St. Petersburg on the other hand have also been in great form since the begining of the new Russian league season. The visitors would be keen to impress and get a positive result in this game against the defending champions of the champions league, owing to their recent form.
HEAD TO HEAD
Chelsea has no history playing against Zenith St. Petersburg in the champions league but have won size previous encounters against Russian opposition in European competitions
Zenith have not had a good result against English opponents. The Russians have lost in their last 3 away games against English oppositions in the champions league.
Chelsea have played unbeaten in their last 11 champions league group games. The home side would be coming into this game unbeaten from the premier league opening games this season.
Chelsea are keen on continuing their dominance over Russian oppositions and the history of not loosing any group stage matches in their last 11 group stage games.
generally the Blues have lost 1 game in their last 10 games winning 7 and playing a draw on 2 occasions.
Chelsea would be missing the services of Christian Pulisic due to ankle injury problems with N’Golo Kanté also doubtful of making the playing squad.
ZENITH ST. PETERSBURG
The Russian side would be determined to begin their encounter against Chelsea with a win and break the jinx of Russian sides loosing or drawing against Chelsea.
Zenith have lost 6 of their last 7 UEFA champions league games playing a draw in 1. They terribly lost 5 of their 6 group stage games last season in the champions league playing a draw in 1.
Generally Zenith have won 7 of their last 10 games playing a draw in 1, they would be banking on this form and confidence for a favourable result when they file out against the current champions later today.
Chelsea Win & over 1.5 Match goals
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