Krasnodar and Chelsea meet at Stadion FK Krasnodar, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct meeting 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 plays its second game in Group E, after having drawn (1‑1) in their first match in this group stage, against Rennes. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 12 goals scored and 13 suffered; against 8 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 30 goals scored and 20 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home loss against Spartak Moskva by (1‑3). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Krasnodar won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored with consistency, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
The Krasnodar team comes to this match after a defeat, by 1×3, against Spartak Moscow, in a match for the Russian championship. It should be noted that the home team achieved a draw on the first day of the Champions League, by 1×1, against Rennes. In this home game, coach Murad Musaev will have to play in the usual 4-3-3, prioritizing the tactical organization and counterattacks, mainly on the flanks. The experienced Swede Marcus Berg is one of Krasnodar’s top scorers, with 5 goals scored. For this match the coach cannot count on Viktor Claesson, due to physical problems.
The visiting team comes to this 2nd round of the Group and after a draw in its debut in this group stage, against Sevilla, by (0‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 29 suffered; against 9 victories, 3 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 14 suffered. In their last match, for the Premier League, they drew an away with Manchester United by (0‑0). In their last 10 away matches, Chelsea has recorded 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency to score goals, as in 52 of their last 61 matches there were Over 1.5 goals and in 41 of the last 61 there were Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, they conceded the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
Chelsea comes to this game after a 0x0 against Manchester United, thus adding the third consecutive game without winning in official matches. It should be noted that the visitors drew 0x0 against Sevilla in the first match of the Champions League. In this match, coach Frank Lampard is expected to play in the usual 3-4-3, with Timo Werner as the team’s most offensive reference. It should be noted that the most dangerous player in the away tactical scheme is Kai Havertz: the German player has great technical quality and is competent in offensive creation. For this match the coach will not have Kepa Arrizabalaga and Billy Gilmour, players who are recovering from injury.