A 20-man Chelsea squad have arrived in St Petersburg ahead of our matchday six meeting with Zenit.
The Blues will seal top spot in Group H by matching Juventus’s result in the other game at home to Malmo, meaning a victory in Russia guarantees our progress to the last-16 as group winners.
Thomas Tuchel is without five regulars for the trip, including midfield duo Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic, the latter having tested positive for Covid-19 and subsequently facing a period of self-isolation.
Kai Havertz, however, does make the trip after limping off at half-time in our weekend defeat at West Ham.
The team trained earlier in the day at Cobham before making the 1,750-mile journey north-east to St Petersburg, where the temperature is minus 14C. We will kick off in the earlier 5.45pm (UK) slot on Wednesday evening.
The full Chelsea squad in Russia is: