Frank Lampard has made 10 changes to his team to face Krasnodar, including a full debut for one of our promising teenagers.
With top spot already guaranteed before our final match of the Champions League group stage, Lampard has taken the opportunity to give some players a well-earned rest while giving others an opportunity to impress, with Kai Havertz the only player who started the 3-1 win over Leeds who is in the line-up again.
However, the German looks set to take up a more advanced position, in a front three alongside Tammy Abraham and Tino Anjorin, who is rewarded for his impressive performances for our Academy with a first senior start, just two weeks after his 19th birthday. He has previously made two substitute appearances for the first team, both last season.
Lampard had already revealed two of his other eye-catching changes ahead of time, with Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal for only the second time since Edouard Mendy made his debut in September, and Billy Gilmour making his first start since suffering a serious knee injury in July.
Gilmour is joined in midfield for his first European start by Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho, the latter maintaining his record of starting all our Champions League fixtures this season.
The back four is the same as the one which kept a clean sheet as we beat Sevilla 4-0 in our last European game, meaning Cesar Azpilicueta returns as captain.
With third place and qualification for the Europa League knockout stages assured Krasnodar have four changes from the team we faced in Russia, and six from their 5-0 league win on Saturday, although it is the same line-up that beat Rennes in their most recent Champions League game.
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson; Gilmour, Jorginho, Kovacic; Havertz, Abraham, Anjorin
Subs: Caballero, Ziger, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Chilwell, James, Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Werner, Giroud
Krasnodar (4-3-3): Gorodov; Smolnikov, Martynovich (c), Kaio, Ramirez; Olsson, Cabella, Vilhena; Wanderson, Berg, Claesson
Subs: Sinitsin, Sorokin, Chernov, Markov, Utkin, Chernikov, Kambolov, Suleymanov, Petrov
We play Krasnodar for only the second time.
We have a good record against Russian teams, winning six of the seven encounters. We have won all three at the Bridge with an aggregate score of 9-2.
Overall, the Blues have scored 18 goals in the seven games against Russian sides, conceding five.
We have won our Champions League group for the 12th time in 17 attempts.
Chelsea are looking to win five consecutive Champions League matches for the first time since the 2010/11 group stage.
A win against Krasnodar will take us to 16 points, the most we would have ever achieved in the Champions League, beating the 15 we reached in 2010/11.
We have only lost our final group game once in our previous 13 Champions League campaigns (0-1 at Marseille in 2010/11).
Frank Lampard is only the second English manager to win a Champions League group after Harry Redknapp in 2010.
Lampard’s side are looking to extend our unbeaten run (excluding penalty shoot-outs) to 17 games in all competitions since our defeat to Liverpool on 20 September.
Chelsea are looking for back-to-back home Champions League wins for the first time since December 2015.