Chelsea face Dinamo Zagreb in the Croatian capital today.
The match is today at “Maksimir” with a start time of 19:45 and you can follow it live on the website Gong.bg
Thomas Tuchel’s side will be looking for the three points in their first match as they are in a group with tough opponents such as AC Milan and Salzburg. Chelsea held on for a hard-fought victory in last weekend’s London derby against West Ham thanks to a late goal from Kai Havertz. The Londoners have failed to convince since the start of the season, with just two wins from their last five matches. For Chelsea, Kovacic and Kante, who are treating various injuries, will not take part in the meeting, and Thiago Silva is expected to be rested.
Dinamo Zagreb will rely on their home crowd for the tough match against Chelsea and they will rely on one of their famous victories in European club competitions – against Tottenham in the Europa League in the 20/21 season with a score of 3-0. Sutalo, Menalo and Dilaver will not be available for coach Ante Čacic. Impressively, Dinamo are unbeaten at home in all competitions since December 9, 2021, when they lost to Rijeka 0:2.
DINAMO ZAGREB: Livakovic – Moharami, Ademi, Ivanushec, Petkovic, S. Ristovski, Ljubicic, Misic, Sutalo, Peric, Orsic
CHELSEA: Kepa – Kovacic, Aubameyang, Sterling, Mount, Chilwell, James, Koulibaly, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Fofana