The football match Zenit (St. Petersburg) against Chelsea (England) will take place on December 8, 2021 at 20:45 Moscow time. The meeting will take place at the Gazprom Arena stadium in St. Petersburg.
Tour 6 and the UEFA Champions League group stage are expected to be eventful. Group H, which includes these two national teams, has long attracted the attention of viewers, fans and bookmakers from all over the world.
Team facts - statistics and overview
Professional football club Chelsea has already won the Champions League twice (the last time, by the way, this year, beating Manchester City in the final), and also distinguished itself several times in such major tournaments as the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup, the Confederations League. For Zenit St. Petersburg, this is, of course, a very strong contender.
The previous meeting for Chelsea FC ended in astonishing success. On November 23, an intense struggle took place between the English club and the Italians (Juventus). The result is 4: 0 in favor of Chelsea. Moreover, both clubs are guaranteed to qualify for the playoffs of the championship. Obviously, the head coach of the British Thomas Tuchel was pleased.
The Russian club has more modest success, but nevertheless does not intend to give up. On Tuesday 23 November Zenit played against Swedish Malmö. The meeting ended in a draw - 1: 1. Not without deletions from Petrograd. The blue-white-blue are on the third line of the standings and still have good chances of qualifying from the group. The last matches were played quite well.
The starting lineups for both clubs will be announced a little later, closer to the date of the event. It is expected that there will be no strong and fundamental changes. Of the Russians, Dmitry Chistyakov will definitely not play (disqualification).
Zenith's best result in the Champions League is 1/8 finals (2015/16, 2013/14, 2011/12). In the national championships (RPL) on October 29, Zenit defeated Dynamo Moscow with a score of 4: 1.
Zenith Chelsea live and text broadcast of the match will be launched for free a few minutes before the start of the competition on this site (starting at 20:45 on 08.12.2021).
Champions League standings - Group H for today
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Predictions, bets and odds of the bookmakers on the match
Bookmakers almost unambiguously predict the victory of the English team. Chelsea has a much better chance of winning. But the charges of Sergei Semak, most likely, will not leave the group. However, a draw is also much more likely.
You can bet on the Zenit vs Chelsea match according to the following odds (average data):
The last time the two teams met was in the previous Champions League season (2021/21) on 14 September. Then the victory was snatched by Chelsea FC - 1: 0.
Obviously, the hosts are not the favorite this time either. You can bet on Zenith's victory with fairly high odds (from 6.10 and above).
Chelsea, by the way, is considered one of the favorites of all Champions League tournaments in the 2021-22 season. The question of who will win remains open, but on the website Rating of bookmakers, the absolute leaders write about PSG (France), Manchester City and Bavaria for good reason. The final will take place on May 28, 2022 at the St. Petersburg Arena stadium, where the winner will be determined. Chelsea has a chance to win and win the LH Cup for the second time in a row.
Zenith Chelsea watch online broadcast
The live stream will be available at 20:45 UTC on Wednesday 8 December. You still have time to place a bet (or later in live mode) and get acquainted with the statistics of the clubs.