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Zenit vs Chelsea LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, team news, group table, kick-off time for Champions League clash

GOOD AFTERNOON

Welcome to our live blog of Zenit vs Chelsea on Matchday Six of the Champions League.

The Blues are in Russia for tonight’s early kick off with a place in the knockout stages of the competition already guaranteed.

And three points tonight would secure passage from Group H as group winners ahead of Juventus.

Apart from a minor blip in losing away to Juve Thomas Tuchel and Co look like a team capable of defending the crown they won in Porto six months ago.

Zenit meanwhile are heading into the Europa League with third place in the group already sewn up.

The Blues will be keen to get back to winning ways after being beaten 3-2 by West Ham at the weekend, and in doing so dropping from the top of the Premier League to third.

That defeat ended a 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions for Tuchel’s side.

In team news Mateo Kovacic is out after testing positive for Covid-19, while Kai Havertz and Marcos Alonso are doubts after picking up knocks on Saturday.

It leaves Tuchel short of options at left wing-back, with Ben Chilwell also out injured.

Trevoh Chalobah, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante all remained sidelined as well.

For Zenit Dmitri Chistyakov is suspended after being sent off against Malmo last time out.

Kick off this evening is the earlier time of 5.45pm, with full team news coming up in half an hour!