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Krasnodar vs Chelsea predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Champions League fixture tonight

Chelsea will be hoping to pick up a first win of the Champions League group stage when they face FC Krasnodar on Wednesday.

Both teams drew their opening game 1-1, with the Blues taking a point off Sevilla and the Russian side doing the same with Rennes.

Frank Lampard’s team have drawn five of their last six games in all competitions and haven’t scored a goal in the last 210 minutes of play.

Krasnodar have failed to replicate their domestic success of last season in 20/21 so far, sitting in mid-table in the Russian Premier League after 12 matches.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 3. Subscribers can stream the game via the BT Sport app or website.

Remy Cabella could return for Krasnodar after another Covid-19 test. Ari and Victor Claesson face late fitness tests and Wanderson is a doubt.

Marcos Alonso is suspended for Chelsea, while Kepa and Billy Gilmour are out injured. Thiago Silva is not part of the travelling party.

KRA: Safonov; Petrov, Sorokin, Kaio, Ramirez; Gazinskiy, Olsson; Smolnikov, Utkin, Cabella; Berg.

CHE: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell; Kante, Jorginho; Pulisic, Mount, Ziyech; Werner.

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