Rennes will be Chelsea’s guest in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.
Julien Stéphan’s men sit at the bottom of Group E and go into this fixture as the underdog having earned a point from 2 matches.
The French side played 1-1 at home against Krasnodar in their first game and lost 1-0 in Spain to Sevilla who are second in the group.
Frank Lampard’s men occupies the first position in the Group with four points from two matches and will be looking to strengthen their hold of top spot, knowing fully well that Sevilla and them are tied on the same point.
The England side played goalless in their first game at home against Sevilla and thrash Krasnodar 4-0 away in their second game.
The Rennais will be without the services of Daniele Rugani and Eduardo Camavinga both being ruled out through injury.
As for the Blues, they will be missing the services of America International Christain Pulisic who is nursing a hamstring injury he sustain during the warm up section of Chelsea’s Premier league game against Burnley over the weekend.
Possible Starting XI
Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho; Ziyech, Mount, Hudson-Odoi; Abraham
Rennes: Gomis, Traore, Da Silva, Aguerd; Dalbert; Bourigeaud, Nzonzi, Martin; Doku, Guirassy, Terrier.
9:00 PM Nigerian Time
Prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Rennes