Chelsea are back for a brief 90 minutes before taking a break for another two weeks, and it could be quite a momentous occasion, with Graham Potter taking charge of his first game as Chelsea head coach — and his first ever Champions League match.
But despite all that change, the task at hand is a familiar one: we need to find quality, focus, and consistency, all of which have been lacking this season.
Here we go!
Chelsea starting lineup (4-3-3?):
Kepa | James, Azpilicueta (c), Thiago Silva, Cucurella | Mount, Kovacic, Jorginho | Sterling, Aubameyang, Havertz
Substitutes from: Bettinelli, Chalobah, Fofana, Koulibaly, Chilwell, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Loftus-Cheek, Zakaria, Pulisic, Ziyech, Broja
RB Salzburg starting XI:
Köhn | Capaldo,
Fernando Šeško, Seiwald, Kjaerwald, Ulmer (c), Sucic, Pavlovic, Dedic, Okafor, Bernardo
Substitutes from: Mantl, Walke, v.d. Brempt, Piatkowski, Baidoo, Kameri, Adamu, Koita, Simic, Diarra, Gourna-Douath, Sesko
Date / Time: Wednesday, September 14, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT; 12:30am IST (next day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (on pitch); Tomasz Kwiatkowski (VAR)
On TV: BT Sport 3 (UK); none (USA); Sony TEN 1 (India); SuperSport Variety (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK); Paramount+, ViX+ (USA); Sony LIV (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!