Sevilla and Chelsea play the first place on a card
MADRID, 1 (EUROPA PRESS)
Sevilla and Chelsea will play first place in their Champions League group this Wednesday at Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán (9:00 p.m.), a duel to which both arrive undefeated and already classified for the round of 16 thanks to their good performance in the first four days of the group stage.
The most polarized group of this Champions League has already distributed their tickets for the qualifying rounds and now it only remains to resolve the leadership and distribute the ticket for the Europa League, which will be played in Krasnodar and Rennes.
Hispanics and Londoners count the same points (10) after solving with triumph all their matches before the Russians and Gauls, to which is added the goalless draw that they signed in their direct duel at Stamford Bridge. In this way, whoever wins at Sánchez-Pizjuán will stay in first place no matter what happens on the last day, where everything would be decided if there was a new tie in Nervión.
Sevilla comes at a good time and has chained five consecutive victories between both competitions since they fell in San Mamés. This good run has come in a key section of the course, in time to calm the waters after an irregular start to the season and after closing the European continuity in advance.
Before welcoming Real Madrid in a week of maximum demand, the team coached by Julen Lopetegui wants to beat the “best offensive team in England”, as defined by the Basque coach, who will have to deal with several casualty problems again.
THE CHELSEA, WITH ALL ITS ARSENAL AT POINT
In addition to the coronavirus absences of Bono and Carlos Fernández are those of Sergio Escudero, who has already undergone the operating room after the elbow dislocation he suffered in Russia, and Suso due to a muscle injury. In addition, the presence of Luuk de Jong and Lucas Ocampos is doubtful, and they are suffering annoyances, and Lopetegui presumably will not risk them given the good qualifying situation, so En-Nesyri would be number ‘9’. At his side, Munir, Óliver Torres, Idrissi and Óscar Rodríguez are fighting for two places. Sergi Gómez could be the novelty in defense.
For its part, Chelsea arrives with its entire squad in perfect condition, an unprecedented situation among the big European clubs taking into account the tight schedule and the amount of physical problems that accumulate, including coronavirus.
The London team has accumulated 11 undefeated matches in all competitions and has climbed to third place in the Premier League, two points behind co-leaders Tottenham and Liverpool, showing that it has already begun to pay off the enormous financial investment it made in summer. His coach, Frank Lampard, has announced that he will carry out rotations this Wednesday, but has not wanted to give more clues
Sevilla is a slight favorite for the betting house Betfair, which pays 2.8 euros per euro wagered in the event of a victory for Julen Lopetegui’s team. In addition, the tie is paid at 3.25 euros per euro played and the English triumph, at 2.5 euros per euro invested.
SEVILLE: Vaclik; Navas, Sergi Gómez, Diego Carlos, Rekik; Gudelj, Rakitic, Jordan; Óscar Rodríguez, En-Nesyri and Óliver Torres.
CHELSEA: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Emerson; Kanté, Jorginho; Ziyech, Havertz, Pulisic; and Giroud.
– R.REE: Artur Dias (POR).
– TIME: 21.00 / Movistar Champions League 2.