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Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg: Match Preview, Prediction, Team News, Lineups

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Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg: Match Preview, Prediction, Team News, Lineups

 

Stamford Bridge, Wednesday (15/9/2021) 02:00 WIB

Chelsea have recently been in good form under Thomas Tuchel. After winning the European Super Cup, they are unbeaten and even almost wiped out all matches with a win. Most recently, a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa was a signal that the Blues were ready to bulldoze the next match.

However, Zenit St. Petersburg is also in top form. Sergei Semak’s men are also unbeaten in the Russian League. They are even currently at the top of the Russian Premier League standings. Obviously, these facts make the Chelsea vs Zenit match going to be interesting to look forward to.

MEETING RECORD
Prediction: Chelsea vs Zenit St. Petersburg 8
PERFORMANCE TRENDS
Chelsea vs Zenit Prediction
Prediction: Chelsea vs Zenit St. Petersburg 9
INTERESTING STATISTICS
  • Fierce, that’s the prediction of Chelsea vs Zenit because the two teams have never met before.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in 12 of 13 matches in the Champions League.
  • Chelsea have kept five clean sheets in their last 7 matches in the Champions League.
  • Zenit have lost six of their last 7 matches in the Champions League.
  • Last season Chelsea won nine of their 13 Champions League games (D3 L1).
  • Chelsea have been paired with a Russian club in the group stage for the second season in a row. In 2020-21 they take four points off debutants Krasnodar (4-0 a, 1-1 h).
  • Zenit have a bad record in England. That’s after they lost three of the four games in England. The only win came in 2000 when they beat Bradford 3-0 in the Intertoto Cup semi-finals.
  • RESULT PREDICTION 
    Chelsea vs Zenith Predictions at various
    Chelsea
     2-0 Zenit
    Whoscored
    Chelsea 3-1 Zenit
    Predictz
    Chelsea 3-0 Zenit
    FOOTBALL5STAR
    Chelsea 2-0 Zenit
 TRAINER
  • Thomas Tuchel had never met Zenit before.
  • The match will be Tuchel’s first time against Zenit coach Sergei Semak.
  • Bush had never played Chelsea before.
  • Chelsea is the 40th team Semak has faced in his coaching career.
Referee
  • The match Chelsea vs Zenit will be led by referee from Poland, Bartosz Frankowski.
  • Frankowski has never once taken charge of a Chelsea game before.
  • This match will be Frankowski’s first time leading Zenit.
KEY PLAYERS

Chelsea

Top Scorer: –
Top Assist: –
Top Rating: –

Zenith

Top Scorer: –
Top Assist: –
Top Rating: –

*Stats based on Champions League 2021-22 via Whoscored.

  • TRAM SECOND NEWS
  • FORMATIONChelsea: N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic (doubtful)
  • Zenit: All playable.
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Prediction: Chelsea vs Zenit St. Petersburg

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