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Chelsea in training before facing Zenit

Chelsea will end their Champions League group campaign with a trip to Russia and an away game with Zenit on Wednesday night, still needing a result to confirm their group winner status. The Blues need to match Juventus’ home result against Malmö in St. Petersburg to ensure they stay ahead and ahead of the Italian squad one-on-one, giving the squad Thomas Tuchel seeded status in the round of 16.

At Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, a goal from Romelu Lukaku in the second half saw the Premier League side win 1-0; they had recently been on a terrific 10-game winning streak in 12 matches, but the loss to West Ham this weekend means it is also just one win out of the last three in all competitions. Tuchel will seek to find his way back to victory and says his team can do it without N’Golo Kante: “He’s the Superman, he’s the guy who makes the difference, the guy everyone wants to have in their team. midfielder, ”said the manager. “And we’ve been missing him for a long time. Can we produce high level results and performance without N’Golo? Yes we can, and we have already proven it.

Zenit are already guaranteed to finish third in Group H regardless of tonight’s result. Follow Zenit vs Chelsea updates below:

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Zénith 2 – 2 Chelsea

65 mins: Thomas Tuchel makes a double change after that goal to see if Chelsea can score again and come back to the top of the group. Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic replace Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Michael JonesDecember 8, 2021 7:08 PM
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BUTS! Zenit 2 – 2 Chelsea (Lukaku, 62′)⚽️

62 minutes: Nice goal from Chelsea! Timo Werner brings the ball to the edge of the box and passes it to Barkley before crossing the lines. Lukaku hovers in the middle of the box in an offside position but the ball does not reach him. Barkley inserts it into the right side of the area where Werner recovers the pass and hits it at Lukaku who hits it home to equalize for the Blues.
Michael JonesDecember 8, 2021 7:04 PM
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Zénith 2 – 1 Chelsea

60 minutes: Dejan Lovren enters the book for a tackle on Timo Werner. The Zenit captain is not at all happy with this decision and tells the referee.
Reece James delivers the resulting free kick in the box but it is well defended by the home side.
Michael JonesDecember 8, 2021 7:03 PM
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Zénith 2 – 1 Chelsea

57 mins: Mount passes into Lukaku but his first touch is bad and he is unable to control it. Chelsea have shifted into high gear, they hook the Zenit up and slide the ball gently, waiting for the openings to appear.
Michael Jones8 December 2021 19:00
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Zénith 2 – 1 Chelsea

54 minutes: save! Better from Chelsea as they patiently move the ball to the middle. Lukaku catches him in the box and pulls him away from one of the center-backs before passing Saul. He shoots and forces Kerzhakov to push the ball away!
Michael JonesDecember 8, 2021 6:59 PM
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Zénith 2 – 1 Chelsea

51 minutes: save! Kepa Arrizabalaga has already made several good saves tonight and he is called to action again. Malcom takes the ball in the right side of the box and cuts his left foot before shooting at the Chelsea keeper. Kepa must jump to his right but he puts both hands to the shot and parries it.
Michael JonesDecember 8, 2021 6:56 PM
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Zénith 2 – 1 Chelsea

48 min: Almost! Chelsea are working hard to get the ball out from behind but are forced to throw it a long time towards Lukaku. He does well in winning the lead and plunging it into the midfield for Mount. Hudson-Odoi breaks the right side and Mount guides a pass. He enters the box as Werner runs towards the goal. Hudson-Odoi tries to catch him but Barrios intercepts the pass and Zenit clears his lines.
Michael JonesDecember 8, 2021 6:53 PM
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Second half: Zenit 2 – 1 Chelsea

Kick-off: Zenit St Petersburg relaunched the match. Chelsea need to tackle the home team’s momentum and control the ball. They win a few shots on the left side and slowly move up the field.
Michael JonesDecember 8, 2021 6:49 PM
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Man Utd vs Young Boys : la composition de Manchester United

Man Utd XI : Henderson, Bailly, Mata, Greenwood, Lingard, Amad, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Van de Beek, Matic, Elanga
Michael JonesDecember 8, 2021 6:48 PM
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Upcoming in the Champions League

Ralf Rangnick takes charge of his Champions League debut as interim Manchester United boss.
United welcome Young Boys to Old Trafford. They have already qualified for the round of 16 and secured first place in the group, so this is an opportunity for the fringe players to show the new boss what they can do.
Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek are confirmed starters and full squad news expected shortly.
Michael JonesDecember 8, 2021 6:44 PM

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