Chelsea and Dinamo Zagreb face off on Wednesday in a Group E UEFA Champions League showdown at Stamford Bridge.
When these two teams faced off on September 6th it was Dinamo Zagreb that secured the 1-0 victory. They only had 31 percent of the possession, but they scored in the 13th minute, and it was all they needed to pick up the victory. Chelsea had 69 percent of the possession, but only could manage three shots on target.
Chelsea currently sits in 1st place in the group having picked up 10 points. Last Tuesday, Chelsea faced off against RB Salzburg, and they were able to secure a 2-1 victory. Chelsea had 71 percent of the possession and 11 shots on target. On Saturday, Chelsea faced off against Brighton, and they really struggled and ended up losing 4-1. Wesley Fofana, Reece James, and N'Golo Kante have all been out for a while, and it’s not expected they are going to be back anytime soon. Kepa Arrizabalaga also was hurt in the last game, and it’s not expected that he will be back for this game.
Dinamo Zagreb currently sits in 4th place in the group having picked up four points. Last Tuesday they faced off against AC Milan, and Dinamo Zagreb were defeated 4-0. They gave up four goals after the 39th minute. On Saturday, they faced off against Osijek and ended up losing 1-0. Josip Sutalo and Bosko Sutalo are both hurt right now, and it’s not expected they will be back anytime soon.
Chelsea really struggled over the weekend, but they are going to get back in a big way in this game. I expect Chelsea is going to really push the numbers forward, and this is going to turn into an easy win for Chelsea. Look for Chelsea to score at least three goals here. Back Chelsea -1.5.