Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Buoyed by a 4-0 win over Krasnodar, Chelsea will be looking to retain top position in Group E when they host Rennes at their Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening. The Blues are eyeing third consecutive clean sheet of the process, and they are surely capable of preventing Rennes attackers from scoring. The Ligue 1 side failed to create a descent opportunity to score in the 1-0 loss to Sevilla, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Chelsea’s party in London.
Rennes boss Julien Stephan has a number of selection worries ahead of the trip to England, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home team. Frank Lampard, on the other hand, should have a full squad to choose from. The two teams meet for the first time ever in the Champions League.