Chelsea v Zenit LIVE: Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount and Jorginho start; Kai Havertz named on bench as Thomas Tuchel’s side get Champions League campaign underway at Stamford Bridge

Holders Chelsea get their new Champions League campaign up and running as they host Zenit St Petersburg this evening.

The Blues have enjoyed an excellent start to the season after picking up ten points from a possible twelve in their opening Premier League fixtures.

Thomas Tuchel will be hoping to reclaim the Champions League title

The latest result was a 3-0 home victory over Aston Villa on Saturday in which a brace from Romelu Lukaku and a Mateo Kovacic effort made the difference in west London.

  • Chelsea XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Ziyech, Lukaku, Mount
  • Subs: Kepa, Bergstrom; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Chilwell, Sarr; Barkley, Saul, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Havertz
  • Zenit St. Petersburg XI: Kritsyuk; Sutormin, Chistiakov, Rakitskiy, Douglas Santos; Barrios, Wendel, Kuzyaev; Claudinho, Azmoun, Malcom.
  • Subs: Krugovoy, Mostovoy, Erokhin, Dzyuba, Kerzhakov, Kravtsov, Odoevskiy, Khotulev.
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Lukaku will be hoping to make a big impact in the Champions League this term

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