Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Rennes (Champions League)

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Chelsea FC host Ligue 1 side Rennes tomorrow night in a UEFA Champions League group stage clash that will see the Blues coming in feeling pretty good right now.

That’s because a.) they’re coming off a 3-0 thrashing of Burnley FC in the Premier League on Saturday and b.) they’ve taken four points from two games in the group stages thus far, with easier matches coming up on the docket.

Chelsea FC vs Rennes UEFA Champions League Group Stage FYIs

Kickoff: Wed Nov 4, 8pm, Stamford Bridge

Team news for both sides: go here

Odds: Chelsea win – 4/11, Rennes win – 8/1, Draw – 4/1

With that in mind, let’s take a look at how manager Frank Lampard could set them up on Wednesday night.

Some star players will miss out on this one, either due to injury (like Christian Pulisic) or being rested (Timo Werner, N’Golo Kante, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech).

So essentially there will be a bit of squad rotation here, but still a very strong squad.

We think Lamps will set up with a back four that is half first team regulars, half second choice players. Then we think there will be a three man midfield, with two defensive/holding men and one attacking/offensive-minded midfield man.

Then we foresee a three man front, with the youngster Tammy Abraham leading the line.

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction 4-3-3 vs Rennes (Champions League)

Edouard Mendy: Ben Chilwell, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Reece James; Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Kai Havertz; Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham

Prediction: Chelsea 2, Rennes 0

Looking for the Blues to win the first ever meeting of these two clubs in UEFA competition.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. I think that Chelsea shouldn’t under estimate the opponent. I would prefer that Chelsea engage Rennes with a stronger side so as to secure a early qualifier for the next stage in champion league and focus more on premiership.

  2. That line up is seky because of underating rannes apowerfull man should start in the name of harkim , werner infront of the quoted and hopefully we are going to win !

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