It will be a litmus test for Chelsea when the Premier League Champions travel to Rome and face AS Roma in a crucial Champions League tie on Tuesday.
Both the teams played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge a couple of weeks ago but either side will fancy a win this time around. Chelsea are in a decent run of form and so are Roma, in fact both the teams have the exact results in their last five matches and both have won their last three league games.
Antonio Conte will be eyeing to secure or at least be in the pole position of finishing first in their group with a victory, while the Roma side also are with a lot of quality and should be fancying their chances at home.
The Blues won at Bournemouth last Saturday and Roma toppled Bologna at home. It promises to be a cracking encounter with both the sides fighting for three points.
Injury and Team News:
Both N’golo Kante and Victor Moses are suffering from hamstring problems and will take no part on Tuesday. Gary Cahill is expected to come back and Zappacosta may make way for the England International. Conte will have one eye on his Premier League fixture as Chelsea host Man United next Sunday.
Dzeko scored a brace in London
Roma are without Luca Pellegrini and Emerson as both are out with their ligament problems. Kostas Manolas returned to full training from his thighinjury and may make the bench. Dzeko is expected to start for sure, as the Bosnian will be eyeing to repeat the same he did a fortnight ago in London.
As Roma line up
Last meet was a 6 goal thriller that was shared 3-3 by both the teams a fortnight ago in London.
Betting Odds: (via bet365)
AS Roma: 17/10
The game is scheduled on Wednesday, 1st November 2017 from 01.15 IST and will be telecast live on Sony Six and Sony LIV for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.