Tuesday’s Champions League action sees Rennes coming up against Chelsea.
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Rennes will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 0-1 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against Girondins de Bordeaux.
In that match, Rennes managed 58% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Girondins de Bordeaux got 6 shots on goal with 3 on target. Hatem Ben Arfa (37') scored for Girondins de Bordeaux.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Rennes have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Rennes have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals in the process. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend shall persist in this next game.
Chelsea head into the clash following on from a 0-2 Premier League win vs Newcastle United in their previous fixture.
In that game, Chelsea managed 72% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Chelsea was Tammy Abraham (65'). At the other end, Newcastle United got 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Federico Fernández (10' Own goal) scored for Newcastle United.
A sequence of resolute performances from the Chelsea defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 1 from their past 6 outings overall. Over that same time, their own attack force has managed to score 16.
Head to head
The previous league contest between the two was Champions League match day 3 on 04/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Chelsea 3-0 Rennes.
On that occasion, Chelsea had 57% possession and 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The goals were scored by Timo Werner (10', 41') and Tammy Abraham (50').
For their opponents, Rennes got 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Felix Zwayer.
Team News: Rennes
Jonas Martin (Ankle Surgery) and Daniele Rugani (Thigh Problems) won’t be able to feature for Rennes gaffer Julien Stéphan. Dalbert cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Chelsea
From a largely full-strength squad, there is only the one fitness worry for the Chelsea manager Frank Lampard to contend with. Charly Musonda Jr. (Knee Surgery) won’t be in action.
We’re envisaging that Rennes may not find it easy to score against this Chelsea team who we think will likely score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a 0-1 winning score for Chelsea at the conclusion of the game.
Should be a close one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roazhon Park (29,778)
Captain: Damien Da Silva
Chairman: Nicolas Holveck
Manager: Julien Stéphan
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 3, Champions League (Group E)
⭐ Star Player: Serhou Guirassy
Normally taking up the Striker position, Serhou Guirassy was born in Arles, France. After having played his first senior match for Stade Lavallois in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 9 appearances.