KRS vs CHE Fantasy Preview:
Despite a string of new signings to bolster the reinforcements at Stamford Bridge by Frank Lampard, Chelsea has failed to produce the desired results. In their last five games in all competitions, they have managed a solitary victory and it came at the expense of Crystal Palace. Since that resonating win over an emasculated counterpart, Chelsea has been groping around in the air for some breathing space. Their worries began when they drew against an inferior Southampton followed by goalless affairs against Sevilla and Manchester United. Had it not been for their custodian, Mendy at Old Trafford, they were staring at a dead drop.
A Russian paragon, Krasnodar, on the contrary, is in the middle of even hotter waters, struggling glaringly in their domestic league. With 18 points from 12 games, the Russian hotshot is currently languishing in the 8th spot of the points table which is extremely uncharacteristic of them. They have managed two victories, two defeats and a stalemate in their last five encounters. Their debut in the Champions League was mainly uneventful as they drew with Rennes in a lackadaisical encounter.
All the teams of Group E share a similar stand at the moment, locked in with one point from one game. Both the teams will be pushing for a victory, hoping for the fact, that a midweek gala can boost their morale in their individual domestic leagues. These are our fantasy picks for today’s Champions League game.
Krasnodar vs Chelsea
KRS vs CHE: Head to head
This will be the first time that these two teams will clashing with each other which will promise a lot of drama, overwhelming excitement and most importantly, some overtly thrilling action.
KRS vs CHE: Probable Teams:
Matvei Safonov; Cristian Ramirez, Kaio Pantaleao, A. Martynovich, Igor Smolnikov; Tonny Vilhena, Yury Gazinsky, Danill Utkin; Remy Cabella, Marcus Berg, Ari
Edouard Mendy; Reece James, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell; Jorginho, N’Golo Kante; Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount; Timo Werner
Picks to consider:
Timo Werner will be an exciting pick for this game considering the German’s goal-scoring knack. Despite being reticent at Old Trafford, he did show glimpses of excellence that could have left the United rearguard split open if not for some tremendous defending.
Remy Cabella is a fearsome attacker and can provide you with an awful lot of goals through his blistering runs down the centre. He also has the ability to shoot that can very well upset the English giants.
2. Marcus Berg
Match Prediction – Who will win today?
Despite Krasnodar being a consistent threat to the European giants, Chelsea’s previous expertise can earn them a victory in this game. They also have a more potent attacking unit than their Russian counterparts and it will be highly instrumental in drafting the results of the game.