Sevilla vs Chelsea LIVE: Team news and latest build-up tonight
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Chelsea face Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with both teams battling it out for top spot in Group E with both teams tied on 10 points and nine clear of Rennes and Krasnodar.
The Blues know all about the luck of the draw if you fail to win your group, with Frank Lampard’s side eliminated last season in the last 16 by eventual champions Bayern Munich. The Blues were held by Tottenham last Sunday, and face Leeds United this weekend, but their substantial squad should allow them to cope with the schedule, which has upset many managers across the Premier League, including Jurgen Klopp.
Follow all the live updates, analysis and reaction from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on a big night of European football:
Sevilla have never failed to score in 17 Champions League group stage home games. They’ve gone on to win 13 of those matches with two draws and two losses.
The Spanish side are unbeaten in five group stage games at home since losing 3-1 to Juventus in November 2016.
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:41
Chelsea have only won one of their last 10 matches against Spanish opposition in the Champions League with six draws and three losses.
They are winless in six games since a 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in September 2017.
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:34
The last time these sides met the match ended in a goalless draw. Will we see some goals tonight?
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:29
Timo Werner has the most goal involvements for Chelsea in the Champions League this season. He’s scored three goals and made one assist.
In his last nine Champions League games, Werner has been involved in nine goals. He’s scored eight himself and set one up.
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:25
It’s two years and eight months since Sevilla last lost a home match in Europe. They lost 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final to Bayern Munich in 2017/18, which featured an own goal by Navas.
The veteran is the only survivor of that game in tonight’s Sevilla side.
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:21
Sevilla have not topped their Champions League group since 2009/10, while Chelsea last did so in 2015/16.
Whoever wins tonight will go through to the last 16 as group winners.
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:18
Former Chelsea player and current BT Sport pundit, Joe Cole, has backed Chelsea as a contender to lift the Champions League trophy this season:
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:14
Chelsea would win a fourth Champions League match in a row for the first time since the 2011/12 season if they overcome Sevilla tonight.
In the previous run they beat Napoli (4-1), Benfica twice (1-0 and 2-1) and then Barcelona (1-0) on their way to the final in Munich.
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:11
Since losing the opening group game of the 2019/20 Champions League campaign against Valencia Chelsea are unbeaten in nine group stage matches winning six and drawing three.
They’ve also won each of their last three group stage matches.
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:07
Sevilla are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with English sides in major European competition with three wins and four draws. The last time an English side beat them was in March 2017 when Leicester won 2-0 at home.
The earlier fixture between Sevilla and Chelsea ended in a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Michael Jones2 December 2020 19:01