Roma v Chelsea: Champions League predictions, preview, line-ups & betting tips

Goals prediction: Roma 1-2 Chelsea

With Eden Hazard seemingly back to his brilliant best, Chelsea will be confident of their chances against their Italian opposition.

Roma come into the match in good form, however, with just 1 defeat in their last 12 matches.

Roma v Chelsea betting tips

Chelsea are favourites to win in Rome, 7/4 with the bookies.

Draw at half-time, Chelsea to win is attractive odds of 11/2.

Michy Batshuayi is 4/1 to score last.

Roma v Chelsea: Premier League preview

Roma host Chelsea at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night.

The two sides played out one of the matches of the tournament so far in the reverse fixture.

With both teams having the lead at different times throughout the match, the game eventually finished 3-3 at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard and Edin Dzeko both scored braces, while David Luiz and Aleksandar Kolarov were also on the scoresheet.

A win for Chelsea would confirm their place in the round of sixteen if Atletico Madrid suffer an unlikely defeat at home to Qarabag in Group C’s other tie.

Victory for Roma would see them move above the Blues into first position.

Since their match a fortnight ago, both sides have won all three of their matches.

A first-half goal from Stephan El Shaarawy earned Roma their third consecutive 1-0 win against Bologna, which keeps them in touching distance of Serie A leaders Napoli.

Hazard scored the winner as Chelsea beat Bournemouth 1-0 away from home to remain fourth in the table.

Roma team news v Chelsea

Both Luca Pellegrini and Emerson are nearing returns from cruciate ligament injuries.

Konstantinos Manolas has also returned to training following a thigh injury and could feature.

Rick Karsdorp is the club’s long-term absentee.

Chelsea team news v Roma

Despite returning to training, Tuesday’s match is set to come too soon for the injured N’Golo Kante.

The Frenchman is suffering from a hamstring injury, as is wing-back Victor Moses.

Gary Cahill is likely to return to the starting eleven after Zappacosta took his spot against Bournemouth.

David Luiz started in a more advanced position in the reverse fixture, allowing Andreas Christensen to slot in at the back.

Pedro looks to have climbed above Willian in Conte’s pecking order, although the latter would provide a fresher option having only played five minutes at the weekend.

Conte will be mindful of the upcoming clash against Man United when selecting his side.

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