Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea face off on Tuesday in a Group E Champions League game at Stadion Masksmir.
Chelsea can’t be happy with the way they have played this season, but now they turn their attention to the Champions League. In the last game against West Ham, they fell behind 1-0, but they scored two goals after the 76th minute to secure the three points. Chelsea had 69 percent of the possession, but only managed three shots on goal. Chelsea has scored eight goals this season, while the defense has given up nine goals. Raheem Sterling has been the top player for Chelsea, scoring three goals and adding an assist. There are rumblings that Kepa Arrizabalaga could make his first start in goal of the season. Ben Chilwell is also expected to move into the starting lineup.
On the other side of this matchup is Dinamo Zagreb, and they have started their season with seven wins and one draw. Their last game came on Friday against Rijeka, and they looked quite impressive. They scored three goals, and it looked like they could even finish with more. Dinamo Zagreb had eight shots on target and 72 percent of the possession. The star of this team so far this season has been Mislav Orsic who has already scored eight goals across all contests. If Dinamo Zagreb is going to secure a win in this game, Orsic is probably going to find the back of the net at least once.
Dinamo Zagreb has played well to start the season, but this is a big step-up in competition. Zagreb’s defense has shown holes at times, and Chelsea is going to take advantage of that. Look for Chelsea to find plenty of offensive success and this will be an easy win. Back Chelsea -1.5 to cash. I am also throwing a few dollars on the exact score of 3-0.