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Chelsea FC v Stade Rennais: Group E - UEFA Champions League Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Lampard has warned against complacency as Chelsea look to stay unbeaten in ten in a row in all competitions (penalty shootouts notwithstanding), and we look to take firm control of our Champions League destiny in today’s home contest against Stade Rennais.

To that effect, Lampard makes only one change from Saturday, with Jorginho coming in for Havertz, who’s not part of the matchday squad at all. Depending on where Mount plays, this is either a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3.

Here we go!


Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1/4-3-3):
Mendy | Chilwell, Silva, Zouma, James | Jorginho (c), Kanté, Mount | Werner, Abraham, Ziyech

Substitutes from: Caballero, Žiger, Rüdiger, Christensen, Tomori, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Emerson, Kovačić, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud

Rennes starting lineup (4-3-3):
Gomis | Dalbert, Aguerd, Da Silva (c), Traroré | Bourigeaud, Nzonzi, Lea Siliki | Terrier, Guirassy, Gboho

Substitutes from: Salin, Bonet, Nyamsi, Grenier, Doku, Del Castillo, Hunou, Truffert, Assignon, Rutter, Omari, Ugochukwu


Date / Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 20.00 GMT; 3pm EST; 1:30am IST (next day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Felix Zwayer (on pitch); Sascha Stegemann (VAR)

On TV: BT Sport 2 (UK); none (USA); Sony Six (India); SuperSport Football Plus, Canal+ Sport 4 (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. (I will eventually change this blurb, but not until the main CBS channel or even CBS Sports Network start showing things, and I don’t mean their “Golazo Show” or whatever they’re calling their NFL Red Zone-style nonsense. Thanks, CBS!)


LIVE BLOG


Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.