Chelsea v Zenit St Petersburg LIVE commentary: Champions League holders get new campaign under way at Stamford Bridge – kick-off time and team news

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

Thomas Tuchel’s side will be looking to continue that fine home form as they take on Russian giants Zenit in the first match of the Champions League title defence.

The Blues best Manchester City to European glory last season.

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

Chelsea will take on Zenit in their opening fixture of Group H.

The contest will take place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, September 14 with kick-off set for 8pm UK time.

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

Lukaku will be hoping to make a big impact in the Champions League this term

Chelsea v Zenit St. Petersburg: Live commentary

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

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

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

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Chelsea v Zenit St. Petersburg: Team news

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

Christian Pulisic is ruled out of the clash with an ankle injury, while N’Golo Kante is also a doubt with an ankle injury of his own.

Jorginho could return in midfield while Saul Niguez will be hoping to retain his place in the side.

As for the Russian side, Zenit will be without Malcom and Claudinho following their return from international duty with Brazil last week.