Chelsea and Sevilla face 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. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team had direct access to this group stage, which is why they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a home draw against Southampton by (3‑3). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Chelsea won 8, drew 1 and lost 1. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, But their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 21 of the last 24 matches they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Frank Lampard’s team comes into this match after a 3×3 home draw with Southampton. Chelsea usually play in a tactical system at 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions, mainly through the flanks, and the three most advanced men are Mount, Werner and Pulisic. However, the home team also knows how to practice ball possession football, advancing on the court through short passes. One of the great qualities of the local team is the way they manage to quickly regain possession of the ball. Coach Frank Lampard is expected to have two absences, both due to injury: Charly Musonda and Billy Gilmour.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, which is why it will play its first match in this edition of the competition. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins and 5 draws in his stadium. In the last match they played, for LaLiga, they lost to Granada away by (1‑0). In their last 10 away matches, Sevilla has recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. The team allowed the opponent goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they conceded the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 4.
Sevilla comes to this match unmotivated, after a defeat, by 1×0, in the visit to the Granada stadium. The visiting club tends to play 4-3-3, favoring a faster style of play, with constant transitions. In this tactical scheme, the three men responsible for creating panic in the opponent’s defense are Munir El Haddadi, Carlos Fernández and Suso. In any case, Sevilla can practice ball possession football, advancing on the pitch through short passes. Coach Julen Lopetegui should not be able to count on Oussama Idrissi and Jules Koundé, handed over to the medical department.