Chelsea come into the showdown without two big profiles in the form of Ngolo Kante and Christian Pulisic, as Thomas Tuchel has previously confirmed out of the match.

The guests from St. Petersburg also enter the match without a full team. They are missing Dmitri Chistyakov, Vyacheslav Karavaev and Magomed Ozdoev.

At the weekend, the game was not the best from Chelsea, but nonetheless, the team won 3-0 over Aston Villa. Romelu Lukaku scored two goals, and the fiery Belgian is without a doubt keen to get off to a good start with his own Champions League campaign.

Chelsea have had an excellent start to the current season, and they are without a doubt keen to start the title defense in a distinguished way at home. Therefore, there is also great confidence in The Blues from Indkast, who predict a 3-0 victory for Chelsea.