Chelsea visit Roma on Tuesday night as the Champions League group stage enters its second half.
These two clubs played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge in the last round of fixtures and currently occupy the top two spots in Group C.
In the unlikely scenario that Chelsea win and Atletico Madrid fail to beat Qarabag, in fact, the Blues can qualify for the knockout stage this week.
|Game||Roma vs Chelsea|
|Date||Tuesday, October 31|
|Time||19:45 BST / 15:45 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 2 and by stream via the BT Sport app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 2||BT Sport app|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on FS2 and by stream via Fox Sports Go.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|FS2||Fox Sports Go|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Romagnoli, Skorupski|
|Defenders||Lu. Pellegrini, Jesus, Kolarov, Moreno, Fazio, Abdullahi, Manolas|
|Midfielders||Nainggolan, Strootman, Lo. Pellegrini, De Rossi, Under, Gonalons, Florenzi, Gerson|
|Forwards||Perotti, Dzeko, Schick, Defrel, El Shaarawy|
Roma defender Kostas Manolas is a major doubt due to a thigh strain.
Bruno Peres and Rick Karsdorp are definitely out and Roma may also be without Gregoire Defrel, who came off in the win over Bologna at the weekend.
Potential starting XI: Alisson; Florenzi, Fazio, Jesus, Kolarov; Nainggolan, Gonalons, Strootman; Perotti, Dzeko, El Shaarawy.
|Goalkeepers||Caballero, Courtois, Eduardo|
|Defenders||Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter|
|Midfielders||Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Kenedy, Musonda, Willian, Scott|
N’Golo Kante trained lightly on Monday before the Chelsea squad flew out to Italy and could be involved after a hamstring injury.
If the Frenchman is ready to make his comeback, Victor Moses is the only player the Blues will be missing for this match.
Potential starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Morata.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Chelsea and Roma are both given 13/8 odds to win, according to dabblebet, with the draw available at 12/5.
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After a run of three matches without a win, Chelsea have got back on track with three victories in a row.
Back-to-back Premier League titles is already looking like a big ask for the Blues, though, with Manchester City nine points clear of them at the top of the table.
It is harder to see Antonio Conte’s men stretching their current run into one of the like they went on last season, which propelled them into a position they never looked back from.
So while there is still plenty of football to be played in the English top flight, the Champions League will certainly get its fair share of attention this season.
Chelsea’s away win at Atletico Madrid proved they have what it takes to get results against some of the biggest clubs on the continent and contend for Europe’s top honour.