Welcome back to the bright lights of the Champions League. We begin the group stages with one of the toughest games on the schedule, with Europa League-champions and top seeds Sevilla coming to town.
They are not to be underestimated.
Three changes from the weekend, all at the back, with Mendy, Silva, and Reece James coming in for Kepa, Christensen, and Azpilicueta.
Here we go!
Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Mendy | Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James | Kante, Jorginho (c) | Mount, Havertz, Pulisic | Werner
Substitutes from: Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Tomori, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Abraham, Giroud
Sevilla starting lineups (4-3-3):
Bounou | Acuna, Diego Carlos, Segi Gomez, Navas | Gudelj, Fernando, Rakitic | Suso, L. de Jong, Ocampos
Substitutes from: Vaclik, Rekik, Jordan, Munir, Oscar Rodriguez, En-Nesyri, Escudero, Oliver Torres, Vazquez, Carlos Fernandez
Date / Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT; 12:30am IST (next day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA; on pitch); Marco Di Bello (ITA; VAR) — first Chelsea match for either
On TV: BT Sport 3 (UK); none (USA); Sony Six (India); SuperSport Variety, Canal+ Sport 3 (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK); CBS All Access, TUDNxtra (USA); Sony LIV (India); DStv Now (NGA) — if you’re in the US and you don’t want to subscribe to CBS because you’re not over 60 and/or don’t like Star Trek, you can also watch through Fubo TV, for which we have an affiliate link. That said, CBS does offer a free trial, and they will be carrying the Champions League for the next several years, so you might as well get used to their lack of actual television coverage. (The main CBS channel is showing daytime soaps and local news, while CBS Sports Network is showing a “whiparound” NFL Red Zone-style nonsense. Thanks, CBS!)