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Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount and Jorginho start;  Kai Havertz named to the bench;  Douglas Santos and Sardar Azmoun start for visitors – team news and talkSPORT comments from Stamford Bridge


Chelsea holders kick off their new Champions League campaign by hosting Zenit St Petersburg this evening.

The Blues have had an excellent start to the season after collecting ten points out of a possible twelve in their first Premier League games.

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Thomas Tuchel hopes to recover the Champions League title

The latest result was a 3-0 home win over Aston Villa on Saturday in which a brace from Romelu Lukaku and an effort from Mateo Kovacic made the difference in West London.

  • Champions League kick-off at Stamford Bridge at 8 p.m.
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Ziyech, Lukaku, Mount
  • Submarines: Kepa, Bergstrom; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Chilwell, Sarr; Barkley, Saul, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Havertz
  • Zenit St. Petersburg XI: Kritsyuk; Sutormin, Chistiakov, Rakitskiy, Douglas Santos; Barrios, Wendel, Kuzyaev; Claudinho, Azmoun, Malcom.
  • Subtitles: Krugovoy, Mostovoy, Erokhin, Dzyuba, Kerzhakov, Kravtsov, Odoevskiy, Khotulev.
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Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount and Jorginho start;  Kai Havertz named to the bench;  Douglas Santos and Sardar Azmoun start for visitors – team news and talkSPORT comments from Stamford Bridge

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Lukaku hopes to make a big impact in the Champions League this quarter

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