Chelsea vs Zenit UCL match preview and fantasy football predictions

Chelsea will start their UCL defence against Zenit tonight. We bring you the full match preview and fantasy predictions of the Chelsea vs Zenit match.

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Chelsea vs Zenit UCL match preview and fantasy football predictions

Chelsea the current Champions League champions will start their UCL season against Zenit in a home match. Zenit who is unbeaten in their league with five wins in the last seven matches will try to hold on to the current champions. On the other hand, an impressive win over Aston Villa in the Premier League this weekend will make the blues confident about their title defence. With some insiders and news, we present you the fantasy football predictions and full match preview of Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg.

Match Details Chelsea vs Zenit

Date – 15/09/2021

Time – 12.30 am (IST)

Venue – Stamford Bridge

Places to watch in India– Sony Network (TV), Sonly LIV & Jio TV (OTT)

Chelsea vs Zenit UCL Team News

Team News – Chelsea

The current champions are a very confident team under Thomas Tuchel. They had a miraculous run last year after Frank Lampard was sacked by the management after a poor run. However, some say it was Lampard's vision that helped Chelsea win the trophies. Now, with the inclusion of Romelo Lukaku, Chelsea is stronger than ever in the Premier League. Therefore, they will also be considered as the dark horse to win the trophy again.

Chelsea Team in Premier League. Image – India.com

Chelsea has been solid in their defence in the Premier League, conceding only once in the last three matches. Eduard Mendy is one of the prime reasons for that who had an English record of nine clean sheets in last year's Champions League. Jorghino, who was named the UEFA Player of the year, Kante who was named the UEFA midfielder of the year are the main pillars of the blues with Lukaku and Mount and the front.

Injury Concern: Christian Pulisic will be out as Tuchel has already mentioned he will need time to get back.

Comebacks: Jorginho, Andreas Christensen, Mason Mount, Reece James and N'golo Kante will surely start in this Chelsea vs Zenit UCL matchup. Therefore, make your fantasy football predictions according to that.

Recent form in all competitions: D W W W D W

Team News – Zenit St Petersburg

Zenit is having their own undefeated run the Russian top flight. They have been unbeaten in the last seven matches winning five of them. Sergei Semak, the coach has been very influential in the team's making ahead of their Champions League debut this year. Meanwhile, Brazilian duo Wendel and Malcom is having a quite good run also, which makes them quite a force to be reckoned with.

Zenit St Petersburg in the Russian league. Image – TASS

Last year's top scorer in the Russian League with 17 goals, Sardar Azmoun is Zenit's hope against the current champions. Along with him, national star Artem Dzyuba will have a major role to play in the Chelsea vs Zenit UCL matchup.

Injury concerns: Magomed Ozdoev, Dejan Lovren and Vyacheslav Karavaev will miss this match due to injury concerns. Hence, we advise you to make your fantasy football predictions according to it.

Comebacks: None.

Recent form in all competitions: W W D D W W

Chelsea vs Zenit fantasy football predictions: Possible XIs

Possible Xi – Chelsea Football Club

Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Havertz, Lukaku, Mount

Possible Xi – Zenit St. Petersburg

Kritsyuk; Sutormin, Lovren, Rakitskiy, Santos; Erokhin, Kuzyaev, Claudinho, Malcom; Dzyuba, Azmoun

Chelsea vs Zenit Dream11 Football Team Predictions

Note: Kindly make your Dream11 Football Team Predictions as per your choice. This is just a predicted team from our end.

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