Chelsea 1-1-0, Stade Rennais 0-1-1
11/4/20 3 pm
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Chelsea is hosting Stade Rennais at Stamford Bridge in round 3 in the UEFA Champions League.
Chelsea is playing well, and they haven’t lost any of their last 6 games. Chelsea has scored 7 goals in their last 2 games while conceding 0 goals. This is a good sign for Chelsea, and it means their defense has gotten some stability and consistency. In their last game in the EPL, Chelsea was playing against Burnley on the road, and they have won that game 0-3. With 12 points, 16 scored goals, and 9 conceded goals in 7 games, Chelsea is in 7th place in the EPL standings. In the Champions League, Chelsea is in 1st place with 4 points, 4 scored goals, and 0 conceded goals so far. In their last Champions League game against Krasnodar on the road, Chelsea was the dominant team with a massive 71% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. Chelsea has deservedly won this game 0-4. Pulisic, Ziyech, Werner, and Hudson-Odoi have each scored 1 goal for Chelsea in the Champions League so far. Kepa and Gilmour are injured for Chelsea, while Pulisic is still questionable for this game. Even without these players, there is plenty of talent left in this Chelsea team, and they can play fantastic soccer, and I’m sure they will in this game as well.
After 4 games without a win, Rennais has finally won a game in Ligue 1 this past weekend. Rennais was facing Brest in that game, and they were the better team, and Rennais has absolutely deserved a win in that game. Rennais has been one of the best teams in Ligue 1 so far this season, and they are in 3rd place with 18 points, 18 scored goals, and 11 conceded goals so far. Rennais has 1 point in the Champions League so far, and they are in the last place in their group. Guirassy is the only goalscorer in the Champions League for Rennais with only 1 goal. Maouassa, Camavinga, and Rugani are all injured, and they will miss this game. In their last Champions League game against Sevilla on the road, Rennais has had only 35% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 75% of accurate passes. Rennais has had a solid first half in this game, but they conceded a goal in the 55th minute, and with that, Rennais ended up losing this match 1-0. Rennais is a good team, they are playing well, but they don’t have a lot of experience playing in a big competition like the Champions League, and for that reason, I don’t see Rennais getting past the group stage, but they might have chance to go to the Europa League if they can get to third place in their group.
Chelsea is the favorite here, and they absolutely deserve to be. It seems that Chelsea has gotten some consistency on the defensive end, while their offense is playing better with each game. Rennais is decent, but they don’t have the quality to compete in the Champions League. I’m taking Chelsea here.