Chelsea vs Rennes prediction: How will Champions League fixture play out tonight?

Chelsea take on Rennes at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League this evening as Frank Lampard’s team aim to extend their unbeaten run in the tournament.

The Blues drew 0-0 against Sevilla in their competition opener in west London before dismissing Krasnodar 4-0 away, while Rennes are looking for their first victory in Europe this season, having lost 1-0 to Sevilla after drawing 1-1 with Krasnodar.

Chelsea head into the match on the back of a 3-0 Premier League win over Burnley and have looked a more solid outfit defensively in recent weeks with four clean sheets in a row across all competitions.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Group E meeting:

When is it?Frank Lampard on a football field: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard (right) has overseen improved defensive displays in recent weeksAFP via Getty Images© Provided by The Independent Chelsea manager Frank Lampard (right) has overseen improved defensive displays in recent weeksAFP via Getty Images

The match kicks off at 8pm BST tonight at Stamford Bridge.

How can I watch it?

The game will air live on BT Sport 2 HD and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 7pm. Subscribers can also stream the fixture live on the BT Sport website and app.

What is the team news?

Chelsea striker Timo Werner could be rested after his short-notice appearance against Burnley, as could fellow Germany international Kai Havertz. Christian Pulisic, meanwhile, is suffering from a new hamstring injury.

For Rennes, both defender Daniele Rugani and midfielder Eduardo Camavinga have been ruled out through injury, but Steven Nzonzi is expected to return to the starting line-up, having served his European suspension.

Confirmed line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Ziyech, Mount, Werner, Abraham

Rennes: Gomis, Traore, Da Silva, Aguerd, Estevao, N’Zonzi, Gboho, Siliki, Bourigeaud, Guirassy, Terrier

Odds

Chelsea: 4/11

Draw: 4/1

Rennes: 15/2

Prediction

Chelsea are the form team and should secure a victory here. Their recent defensive improvements in particular should help see to that. Chelsea 2-0 Rennes.

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