Roma – Chelsea
Roma hosts Chelsea in a match from Group C of the UEFA Champions League group stage. The game is going to be played on Tuesday night at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
We can call this a direct clash for the first place in the group. Chelsea are leaders with 7 points won, while Roma are second with 5 points. This means that the Italian side could overtake Chelsea at the top if they manage to beat them.
The last game between Chelsea and Roma was just a two weeks ago at the Stamford Bridge. The match ended with an attractive 3-3 draw. For Chelsea even another draw won’t be a bad result, because it will let The Blues to keep the first place in the group. For Roma a win will mean leading the group.
In the English Premier League Chelsea are facing some difficulties. They won their last two matches in the league, but in same time they are trailing on 9 points behind the leader Manchester City.
As for Roma, they are currently 5th in the Italian Serie A and on 7 points behind the leader Napoli. They are currently in a run of three consecutive wins in the Italian league. In their last match Roma achieved a 1-0 win over Bologna at the Olimpico.
Victor Moses is still injured for Chelsea, so he won’t be travelling for Rome with the team. The good news come from the recovery of the key midfielder Ngolo Kante, who is once again fit and ready to play.
Roma can’t use the injured Rick Karsdorp, while Luca Pellegrini is doubtful with a knee injury. The good news are that Kostas Manolas and Emerson are fit and ready to play.
We shall expect a very interesting game between two good sides. This game is also very important for the first place in the group.