Sevilla vs Chelsea Preview and Prediction: UEFA Champions League 2020-21
Sevilla lock horns with Chelsea in their Group E encounter on Matchday 5 of the Champions League 2020/21 season
Sevilla vs Chelsea: Preview
Both the teams have the same points in the table and have qualified for the Round of 16 but a win here is important as you could go from facing Bayern Munich to Club Brugge in the next round.
After this summer's transfer window, there are no doubts about how Chelsea have reformed their squad, especially making amendments for the leakages at the back last season.
However, Sunday's draw against Jose Mourinho's Lilywhites was the first time Frank Lampard and co. dropped points from their last seven games.
The La Liga side was struggling with the demands of the league and maintaining their form during the early days of this season. All this due to their delayed end to the 2019-20 season that stretched till August and the team had barely a month to rest and get back to their pre-season games.
However, the 2019-20 Europa League winners have started to show their class and have won all of their previous five games, securing qualification to the further stage of the Champions League, finally!
The Blues started their season in a disappointing and underwhelming fashion but Edouard Mendy's signing has proved to be a blessing for the men at Stamford.
Chelsea vs Sevilla: Last time Out
The last game between the two was an exciting goalless draw for some, while some thought it was a waste of valuable time. However, this time the stakes are high and it seems we are up for an exciting contest.
Sevilla vs Chelsea: Team News
Sevilla has a number of concerns to worry about. Bounou and Carlos Fernandes could miss the game due to the COVID-19 and only a negative test can save them. Wing-back Marcos Acuna is doubtful for Sevilla and Suso is sidelined due to muscular injuries.
Chelsea has options galore, and Lampard would try to put a combination of players who could get ample time in the game and turn the result in their favor.
Sevilla vs Chelsea: Fact Check
Sevilla has won all their last five games. In fact, they haven't drawn any of their last eight games.
The Spanish club has scored seven in their last three games, while Chelsea has scored four.
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Players to Watch Out For:
Callum Hudson-Odoi scored in his last UCL game and the Chelsea boss would want to see some more. Kai Havertz would also be eager to make a strong comeback after the ex-Bundesliga star tested positive for the coronavirus.
Sevilla's Luuk de Jong was an active threat for the Blues in the majority of the game and the Europa League record champions would want to use the Dutch in the best possible way.
Sevilla vs Chelsea Match Prediction:
The game will be instrumental in confirming the top spot of the Champions League group. As mentioned before, Chelsea would want to win the game as a loss here may out them against the mighty treble winners Bayern again.