Spanish top side Sevilla will welcome Frank Lampard’s Chelsea to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium and since they have both qualified for the Knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, they will be battling for supremacy in group E.
The two sides have been able to accumulate 10 points in their four UCL group stage games with three wins and one draw each. The Draw was the first meeting between the two sides in London when the Blues held Julen Lopetegui’s men to a goalless draw in their first outing this season.
After the goalless draw, Lopetegui’s men have been able to score six goals in the competition this season conceding just three goals while Chelsea’s, despite been the most defensive side of the two, have been able to score nine goals with just one goals conceded in their last three outings. This has earned them a goal difference of eight and an opportunity to top UCL group E.
Chelsea FC has been the most defensive side of the two this season, judging from their domestic records this season. They have been very good defensively and prolific in the final third, conceding just 10 goals and scoring 22 goals in their 10 outings this season. They sit third on the Premier League table with nineteen points.
Sevilla on the other hand, have had a much trying season in the Spanish La Liga, scoring just 12 goals but conceding eight goals in their nine games this season but have been able to forge their way up to the fifth spot on the Spanish League Table.
Sevilla have had good records against English sides but tipping them to defeat an in-form Chelsea side at this point of the competition is highly unlikely, when judging from their results this season, adding the fact that the “Blues” No.1 Mendy, is currently on top form and has been able to make some incredible saves that has earned his “Man Of The Match” rewards.
Chelsea have been able to revamp their front line with the likes of Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, coupled with the wonderful prospect Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal Legend Olivier Giroud. Frank Lampard added Ben Chiwel to the defensive side of the team, leaving the The Blues a little less penetrable defensively.
Lopetegui’s Men have been known in the past as a side capable of roughing things up in order to get a victory and this game will definitely require that as of their game as they will need to dig down in order to get a victory against a defensive minded Chelsea side.
Youssef En-Nesyri is currently the infirm striker for the Spanish side, scoring five goals in his last six games for Sevilla in all competitions, which is as much as he was able to score 26 games prior.