Chelsea continued that mean streak with another stalemate away to Manchester United at the weekend, but Lampard will be looking for more attacking output at Krasnodar.
Date, time and venue
Krasnodar vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 5:55pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Krasnodar Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 3, with coverage starting from 5:15pm.
Thiago Silva has been left out because Lampard wanted to rest the veteran defender. His absence means Antonio Rudiger is in contention to play in the Group E tie after being handed a lifeline at Stamford Bridge.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is still out with a shoulder injury, while Marcos Alonso is suspended for the game.
Chelsea predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Chilwell; Kante, Jorginho; Mount, Havertz, Pulisic; Werner
Travelling squad: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy Caballero, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz, Emerson Palmieri, Karlo Ziger.
Prediction: Krasnodar 0-1 Chelsea
Expect the Blues to keep things tight at the back while also adding a little more bite in attack, with a narrow win on the cards.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The two sides have never met before in an official Uefa competition.
Betting odds and tips
Chelsea to win: 1/2
Krasnodar to win: 6/1
Over 2.5 goals: 4/5
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