Europa: Champions League – Group stage – round 3.
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
This will be the battle between two top teams in a group and Atlético is chasing them. Chelsea and Roma are now the leaders of their quartet and don’t have any defeats at the group stage of the Champions League. For Roma the results are the real advantage and Chelsea was primarily considered to be the main favorite of the group. But both teams shouldn’t forget about Atlético that is very strong and experienced team with strong squad.
The champion of England had some problems at the national championship (two defeats in a row) and takes the 5th line. Chelsea had won over Qarabağ and Atlético at Champions League and took the first line of the tournament bracket. The serious problem for Chelsea became the injury of Kanté without whom the center of the field of the blues had lost its impassability. Bakayoko and Fàbregas are experienced football players but they are not able to carry out the work Kanté is doing every match. Also, injured Morata won’t play against Roma.
Roma also has the problems with injured football players – Schick, Nura, Defrel won’t play against Chelsea. Also the participation of Strootman, El Shaarawy, Emerson and Manolas is under the question now. But Roma under the supervision of Spalletti is rather flexible team that is quite good in Serie A and is capable to progress in future. Roma has taken 4 points in the Champions League and now Roma takes the second line at the tournament bracket.
Chelsea and Roma will present to the audience in London the real show as the squad of both teams is full of football stars. And, to tell the truth, even without injured Kanté Chelsea is stronger than Roma especially at home arena.
Our tip: Chelsea to win - odds 1.61 5Dimes
Also Chelsea and Roma demonstrate attacking style of game rather than pragmatism. That is why in London we are waiting for an interesting match with a number of scoring chances and scored goals from both sides.