Predicted Chelsea XI to face FC Krasnodar: Thiago Silva set to miss Champions League match

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On Wednesday evening the Blues travel to Russia to face FC Krasnodar in their second games of this seasons Champions League.

In gameweek one, Chelsea picked up a 0-0 at home to Sevilla. Lampard's side currently sits fourth in the table. However, all four teams in the group picked up a point on the opening night.

Lampard's men will be looking to earn their first win of the 2020/21 Champions League group stage.

In the Blues' last competitive game, they drew 0-0 away to Manchester United.

Here's our predicted Chelsea XI to face FC Krasnodar:

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Mendy; James, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kovacic; Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Pulisic; Werner

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Chelsea recently released the squad that travelled to Russia. Kepa and Thiago Silva have not travelled with the side.

In Silva's absence, Lampard may be looking at the likes of Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori to fill in for the clash with Krasnodar.

Lampard may also look to rest Mason Mount yet again after the Englishman came off the bench in Chelsea's 0-0 draw with United last weekend.

Hakim Ziyech may come off the bench once again as the Morrocan is close to full match fitness.

After being one of Chelsea's standout players in recent weeks, Ben Chilwell is set to retain his place in the starting eleven.

Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are both expected to start once again in the game against Krasnodar.

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Will Chelsea get the three points against FC Krasnodar? Let us know your predictions below.

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