Chelsea and Rennes meet at Stamford Bridge, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never met before. Rennes present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
After 1 victory and 1 draw, the home team comes to this 3rd round in 1st position in Group E, with 4 points won. The previous round, they won (0‑4) away against Krasnodar, after in the first match of this group stage having drawn (0‑0) at home against Sevilla. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 29 goals scored and 26 suffered; against 9 victories, 3 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 14 suffered. The team comes to this match after an away win against Burnley by (0‑3). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Chelsea have won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Chelsea win 0x3 in the visit to Burnley in a Premier League match: the team’s goals were scored by Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Kurt Zouma. It should be noted that the Londoners beat Krasnodar 0x4 on the last day of the Champions League. In this match against Rennes, coach Frank Lampard must prioritize maintaining possession and organized attacks, mainly through the right flank: Hakim Ziyech is a player with great technique and very important in the offensive process. Timo Werner is part of the attacking front of the team, who is very competent to finish: he has 5 goals in official matches. All equipment is available for this game.
After 0 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat, the visiting team comes to this 3rd round in the 4th position of Group E, with 1 point won. The previous round, they lost away against Sevilla by (1‑0), after in the first match of this group stage having drawn (1‑1) at home against Krasnodar. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 4 victories, 5 draws and 6 defeats as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 11 victories, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 12 suffered. In their last match, for Ligue 1, they beat Brest at home by (2‑1). In their last 10 away matches, Rennes has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Rennes come to this match after a 2×1 home win against Stade Brest, in a Ligue 1 match: the team’s goals were scored by Nayef Aguerd and Damien Da Silva. It should be noted that the French have yet to win a Champions League game: a draw against Krasnodar and a loss to Sevilla. Coach Julien Stéphan usually plays 4-3-3, favoring the defensive organization and direct football for the attack, especially towards forward Serhou Guirassy, who has four goals scored in 10 official matches. It should be noted that Rennes preferentially use the left flank to create danger for their rivals: Romain Del Castillo is very fast and strong on the counterattack. Out of this game are M’Baye Niang, Faitout Maouassa, Daniele Rugani and Eduardo Camavinga, all injured.