class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Europa League holders visit London on matchday one of the Champions League and we are backing Julen Lopetegui's men to claim a positive result
Chelsea play their first match in this season’s Champions League on Tuesday evening when they welcome La Liga side Sevilla to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues come into the clash having conceded late on against Southampton to draw 3-3 on Saturday in the Premier League, and there continues to remain question marks about the team’s defensive solidity.
Sevilla for their part, suffered their first defeat in 26 matches at the weekend as they went down 1-0 at regional rivals Granada.
Chelsea vs Sevilla Latest Odds
The Blues have only lost one home group game in the Champions League in the last seven years and bet365 price them at evens (2.00) to record a win.
Sevilla’s last group stage trip to England saw them draw 2-2 at Liverpool in 2017 and another stalemate is available at 5/2 (3.50), with an away win at 11/4 (3.75).
Chelsea vs Sevilla Team News
The hosts remain without the services of new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy who is still injured, so Lampard will have to decide whether to bring in Willy Caballero or stick with Kepa Arrizabalaga despite the Spaniard committing another error at the weekend.
Sevilla are without first-choice centre-back Jules Kounde after the Frenchman tested positive for coronavirus.
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The Blues’ defensive issues are well-documented and the side that conceded 54 Premier League goals last season have begun the current campaign by letting in nine goals in five matches.
Whilst Sevilla are not an overly prolific outfit, they have scored in 19 of their last 22 games in all competitions and should be able to net once more in west London.
Indeed, during their unbeaten run which ended at the weekend, they beat Manchester United, Inter Milan and Roma, while avoiding defeat against Barcelona (twice) and Bayern Munich in 90 minutes.
The visitors to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night are one of the best-coached sides in Europe and they should have enough about them to claim at least a point in their opening game of Group E.
Chelsea vs Sevilla Tips and Predictions
Chelsea have failed to win five of their last six home matches in the Champions League and opposing a home win once more looks tempting.
Sevilla are offered at 43/50 (1.86) to win with a +0.5 Asian handicap a bet which pays out if they avoid defeat and is a selection well worthy of consideration.
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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.