Chelsea vs Roma Match Preview & Prediction

Missing Players


Player Status Rating
Victor Moses Out 6.83
N’Golo Kanté Out 7.12
Álvaro Morata Doubtful 7.71
Daniel Drinkwater Doubtful N/A
Player Status Rating
Emerson Out N/A
Patrik Schick Out N/A
Rick Karsdorp Out N/A
Kostas Manolas Out 7.64
Kevin Strootman Doubtful 6.5
Stephan El Shaarawy Doubtful 6.8


Team News

  • Victor Moses and N’Golo Kante are ruled out with hamstring injuries, but Alvaro Morata is in contention to return after missing their 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace with the same injury. Meanwhile, Danny Drinkwater is still sidelined for the home side.
  • Kostas Manolas was subbed off just after half-time in Roma’s 1-0 defeat to Napoli on Saturday and has failed to recover in time for the trip to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
  • Kevin Strootman and Stephan El Shaarawy missed out against Napoli at the weekend but have been included in the travelling squad here.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Chelsea’s last 7 games (UEFA Champions League).

Chelsea have won their last 3 home matches against Roma in all competitions



  • Chelsea have a 100% record in Group C and hold the advantage in the quest to finish top. Roma are their nearest rivals and a win over the Italian side would all but put their name in the next round of the competition.
  • Roma are in second on four points but now have two tricky fixtures against Chelsea. Assuming Atletico Madrid can beat minnows Qarabag twice, the Serie A side will do well to hold onto second place by matchday 5.
  • Roma have won only one of their 15 away games in England, losing nine. Chelsea slipped to a shock defeat against Crystal Palace at the weekend and Antonio Conte will demand a reaction here. Read the rest of this entry




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