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Chelsea vs AS Roma Match Preview
English Champions Chelsea will look to further consolidate their position at the top of their Champions League Group ‘C’ when they take on AS Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Who will come out on top?
Chelsea saw their Premier League title hopes take a blow when they lost 2-1 away to Crystal Palace. That the loss came against a side that hasn’t previously scored in the season was a blot on their defence.
The good news, though, for manager Antonio Conte is the potential return of Alvaro Morata. The Spanish striker picked up a hamstring injury and missed the Palace game but should be ready for AS Roma. Unlike their Premier League run, their Champions League season is on the right path. They started with a 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag and followed it up with a 2-1 win against Atletico Madrid away. That performance had even the critics purring on their performance.
Roma won’t be any pushovers as the Serie A side is also unbeaten in the league matches so far. With four points from two matches, Roma would go top with a win on Wednesday but it remains to be seen if they push for a win. Roma may have lost in the weekend 1-0 at home against Napoli but had won six of their last seven games – before the loss to Napoli – with 18 goals in that period. The visitors would be confident of pushing the hosts. Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco would want his side to improve their away form. The Italian Capital side have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six away matches in the competition.
Chelsea vs AS Roma H2H
Both teams have met twice earlier with a win each for the two sides, which came in the 2008/09 Champions League group stages.
Chelsea vs AS Roma Team News
Morata should be back for Chelsea after returning to training. However, Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater remain sidelined due to injuries.
Roma have a big injured list of their own too, as defenders Emerson, Nura Abdullahi, midfielder Kevin Strootman and Stephan El Shaarawy are injured.
Chelsea vs AS Roma Probable Line-ups
Chelsea: Courtois, Cahill, Luiz, Axpilicueta, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Pedro, Hazard, Morata.
AS Roma: Alisson, Bruno Peres, Juan Jesus, Fazio, Kolarov, De Rossi, Strootman, Nainggolan, Florenzi, Perotti, Dzeko.
Chelsea vs AS Roma Predictions
Conte’s side has been struggling to close out matches but have conceded in seven of their 11 competitive games this season. The Blues have conceded in nine of their last 13 home matches that saw them score in 12 of these.
The Blues have scored two or more goals in seven of their last eight at home in the competition. Back the hosts to pull a win.
The flurry of goals you associate with Chelsea when they play at home, could make over 2.5 goals a reality.