Chelsea faces Zenit
Chelsea faces Zenit at the Stamford Bridge in a match from Group H of the Champions League. We hope you are ready for our football betting tips this weekend.
Chelsea are the reigning champions in the tournament and they will try to have a positive start of their title defense. Thomas Tuchel’s team is unbeaten in the first five games in all competition they’ve played. The German manager continues to build a spectacular team in the English team – a team that got even impressive after the arrival of Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku showed his quality during the weekend and scored twice for the 3-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League. The Croatian international added a goal for the win, too.
The summer signing Saul started in midfield for Chelsea in the last game against Villa while Jorginho entered the pitch after the break. Against Zenit Tuchel can’t use N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic who are recovering from their injuries. This means that either Saul or Kovacic will partner Jorginho in midfield.
Most likely Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz will start in attack and Tuchel must choose the third man for his attacking line. Hakim Ziyech started on Saturday, but most likely the English international Mason Mount will return in the starting eleven.
Zenit also recorded a win in their last game in the Russian Premier League and scored three goals as well. Sergei Semak’s boys faced Akhmat Grozny and triumphed with 3-1 at home. Wendel opened the score for Zenit while Erokhin and Malcom scored the other two for the Saint-Petersburg giants.
That’s the football betting tips this weekend for the Champions League fixture between Chelsea and Zenit from Group H. The Blues won the competition last season, but now they must fight even harder to repeat their triumph. They have the good opportunity to start at home on Tuesday. Let’s see how they will do it.