Rennes vs Chelsea: Champions League – LIVE!

A win for Chelsea tonight would secure the Blues a place in the Champions League knockout stages.

Frank Lampard‘s side coasted to a 3-0 victory over the same opponents in their previous European outing at Stamford Bridge, and now a trip to France could seal a last-16 spot with two games to spare.

With fixtures piling up in a unique season, Lampard is keen to secure qualification as early as possible to start rotating his squad ahead of a busy festive schedule.

Chelsea have been in fine form to spark talk of a potential title challenge, but balance will be key if the Blues are to go the distance both at home and abroad this season.

Chelsea predicted lineup: (4-3-3) Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Havertz, Kante, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Werner

With kick-off scheduled for 5:55pm GMT, follow all the latest action with James Robson on our LIVE match blog…

Live updates


Kick-off time and venue

Tonight’s match kicks off at 5:55pm GMT, and will be held behind closed doors at Stade de la Route de Lorient in France.


How will Chelsea line up today?

Here’s how James Robson sees Lampard’s XI shaping up…

Chelsea predicted lineup: (4-3-3) Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Havertz, Kante, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Werner


How to watch

TV channel: Today’s match will be televised on BT Sport 3, with coverage beginning at 5.15pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.


Chelsea team news

Christian Pulisic will miss out, but should be fit to face Tottenham on Sunday.

The USA international has been sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury and will not travel to Rennes for tonight’s Champions League fixture.

Lampard said: “Pulisic is staying back, he doesn’t travel, but he’s had a good progression and will hopefully be fit for selection at the weekend and onwards.”

Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva, who sat out the weekend win at Newcastle, are both in the squad.


Rennes vs Chelsea head to head (h2h) history and results


Prediction: Rennes 0-2 Chelsea

The Ligue 1 side offered little at Stamford Bridge and we expect the same here, though it could be a little tougher given Chelsea travelling for this one.


Match day

Hello and welcome to our LIVE Champions League match coverage of Rennes vs Chelsea this evening!

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