Chelsea – AS Roma – UEFA Champions League: 18th October 2017
Without Morata and Kante
Chelsea will not play Morata, Kante and Moses, three footballers for Conte, and Drinkwater is uncertain. Antonio Conte knows the Romanian opponent very well, so he knows what he has to do to block his side attacks. We expect Chelsea to dominate the territory, but the defensive problems could be penalized by this technical team in Rome. In the standings, the English are ranked first (6 points), while Rome is ranked second (4 points). So who wins takes an important option for winning the group, which brings an extra stake. We expect Hazard’s presence to have a major impact on the game.
Three direct matches, two “GGs”
There have been 3 direct matches between the two so far and in two of them we have successfully witnessed a winning “GG” bet. It was 2-1 for Chelsea in a friendly match in 2013 and 3-1 for AS Roma in the Champions League in 2008. Another game was won by the English home 1-0. Rome will come on Wednesday to play a perfect defensive game, so bets on goals may be risky here. In the previous round in Serie A, Rome lost home with Napoli (0-1), but Chelsea comes after a surprising failure 1-2 in the Crystal Palace move. In fact, England’s champion has two consecutive defeats and this can affect the psyche of the players. Both bands will be aligned with three center-wing systems, and Antonio Rudiger will rely on his former colleagues in Rome. It will be a duel in which the goals will be very worked!
THE PROBABLE TEAMS
Chelsea XI: Courtois; Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard, Batshuayi
Roma XI: Alisson; Bruno Peres, Juan Jesus, Fazio, Kolarov; De Rossi, Strootman, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Perotti, Dzeko
Chelsea is currently in the 5th position of the Premier League, with 13 points accumulating after 8 championship games.
The hosts are going through a more difficult time with two consecutive defeats in the championship. A few days ago, Antonio Conte’s students surprisingly surrendered to the Crystal Palace pitch, score 2-1.
Spaniard Alvaro Morata is the top scorer of the team in the championship, he managed to score 6 times so far.
The hosts can not rely on the injuries N. Kante, Alvaro Morata and Victor Moses.
Chelsea holds the upper hand in Group C, managing to get the maximum points after 2 stages
On the other side, AS Roma occupies the 5th position of the first league in Italy, the team managing to collect 15 points, after 8 stages.
Guests have alternating developments. After a championship success on the AC Milan field (score 2-0), they succumbed to the previous round, 0-1 in front of Napoli.
Bosnian Edin Dzeko is the best scorer of the team in the championship, with 7 goals scored in 8 games.
G. Defrel, K. Manolas and A. Nura will not carry out this move due to medical problems.
The Italians occupy the second position of this group, with the team managing to get 4 points in 2 stages.