Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg is set to go down tonight as both team’s possible lineup is already out ahead of the encounter which will be later played.
This encounter Chelsea Vs Zenit St Petersburg between the two sides will be seeing the Champions League winners going all out to start the defense of their title.
The Blue’s first game against the Russian side will be key to determine how they do for the remaining group games which also has Juventus and Malmo.
Thomas Tuchel and his plays have been ready and looking forward to making sure the win in this encounter comes as easy as it can get for them.
NGolo Kante was ruled out of the encounter after his injury during Chelsea Vs Liverpool which ended in a 1-1 draw as Reece James was sent off in the game after a handball.
Also, Christian Pulisic is out due to an ankle injury which saw him return from the international break on crutches after he sustained the issue during the USA vs Honduras.
Other players are looking to replace them as they will be looking to be on their best with the Tottenham game coming up next weekend.
Chelsea Vs Zenit St Petersburg Early Starting XI
Edouard Mendy (Goalkeeper); Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen (Defenders); Reece James, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso (Midfielders); Kai Havertz, Mason Mount (Attackers); Romelu Lukaku (Striker).
Expected players to execute the game later tonight as they look to kick off their Champions League title defense in grand style – Chelsea Vs Zenit St Petersburg.
A win should be expected as they are currently the winners whose all eyes are on them with nothing less expected to come from them going forward.
With the quality and amount of firepower they possess, the game should be an easy one for them to cruise with as they face Tottenham next in the Premier League.