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Chelsea v Zenit St Petersburg comment LIVE: Champions League holders launch new campaign at Stamford Bridge – kick-off time and squad news


Chelsea supporters kick off their new Champions League campaign by hosting Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday night.

The Blues have had an excellent start to the season after collecting ten points out of a possible twelve in their first Premier League games.

Thomas Tuchel hopes to recover the Champions League title
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The latest result was a 3-0 home win over Aston Villa on Saturday in which a brace from Romelu Lukaku and an effort from Mateo Kovacic made the difference in West London.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will look to maintain that great form at home as they take on Russian giants Zenit in the opening game of the Champions League title defense.

The Blues best Manchester City to European glory last season.

Chelsea v Zenit St. Petersburg: kick-off date and time

Chelsea will face Zenit in their Group H opener.

The competition will take place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 14 September and kick off at 8 p.m. UK time.

It will be the Blues’ first Champions League game since winning last season.

Chelsea v Zenit St Petersburg comment LIVE: Champions League holders launch new campaign at Stamford Bridge – kick-off time and squad news
Lukaku hopes to make a big impact in the Champions League this quarter
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Chelsea v Zenit St. Petersburg: live commentary

talkSPORT will have live commentary from Stamford Bridge at 7pm.

Adrian Durham will be your host and comments will come from Sam Matterface and Andy Townsend.

We’ll also have a live blog on the talkSPORT website with all the action from the evening.

To connect, click on the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

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Chelsea v Zenit St. Petersburg: team news

Thomas Tuchel could do without a number of key players against Zenit.

Christian Pulisic is excluded from the clash with an ankle injury, while N’Golo Kante is also uncertain with an ankle injury.

Jorginho could return to midfield while Saul Niguez is hoping to keep his place in the squad.

On the Russian side, Zenit will be without Malcom and Claudinho after their return from international service with Brazil last week.

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