The return against the team from Russia brings our Champions League campaign to a halt until the new year. Prepare for tonight's game by catching up on the pre-match facts...

Chelsea vs Krasnodar head to head

Chelsea’s biggest home win in the Champions League

21/10/2014 - Chelsea 6-0 Maribor - group stage12/09/2017 - Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag - group stage

Krasnodar's biggest away win in Europe:

31/07/2014 - Diosgyor 1-5 Krasnodar - Europa League 3rd qualifying round

The reverse fixture on Matchday Two

KRASNODAR 0 CHELSEA 4Champions League Group E, Krasnodar Stadium, 28.10.20, 5.55pm

Krasnodar (4-4-1-1): Safonov; Smolnikov, Martynovich (c), Kaio, Chernov; Olsson (Spertsyan 81), Gazinski, Vilhena, Ramirez; Utkin (Suleymanov 74); Berg (Sabua 86)Unused subs: Gorodov, Sinitsin, Kutovoi, LitvinovBooked: Olsson 21, Martynovich 74Head coach: Murad Musaev

Chelsea (4-3-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Rudiger, Chilwell (Emerson 80); Kovacic (Mount 71), Jorginho (Kante 70), Havertz (Abraham 80); Ziyech, Werner, Hudson-Odoi (Pulisic 70)Unused subs: Caballero, Ziger, James, Christensen, Tomori, GiroudScorers: Hudson-Odoi 37, Werner 76 (pen), Ziyech 79, Pulisic 90Penalty miss: Jorginho 13 (hit post)Head coach: Frank Lampard

Referee Ali Palabiyik (Turkey)Attendance: 10,554

Chelsea stats

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.Of the keepers to play at least three Champions League games this season, Edouard Mendy has the best save percentage in the competition (93.8 per cent), conceding just one goal in his five appearances to date.

Since the start of the 2018/19 season, Olivier Giroud has scored 16 goals in European competition, at least 10 more than any other Chelsea player.Giroud is now our equal third all-time European scorer.

Chelsea’s top European scorers

Drogba 36, Lampard 25, Giroud 17, Torres 17, Osgood 16, Terry 13, Willian 13, Anelka 12, Flo 12, E Hazard 12, Oscar 9, Zola 9, Gudjohnsen 8, Ivanovic 8.

When Billy Gilmour came on for Jorginho in Seville last week, he became the first Scottish player to play for Chelsea in the Champions League.


The following Chelsea milestones could be reached against Krasnodar:Olivier Giroud – 100th appearance in all competitionsEmerson - 50th start in all competitions

Reece James made his 50th appearance in all competitions for the Blues against Leeds.

Krasnodar stats

Last seasonPremier League - ThirdRussian Cup - Round of 32Champions League - Play-off roundEuropa League - Group stageTop scorer all competitions - Marcus Berg 10

Last season Krasnodar finished third in the Russian Premier League for the second season in succession.

They have qualified for the Europa League with one game to go.Krasnodar have a 100 per cent record on English soil. Their only encounter was against Everton at Goodison Park in the 2014/15 Europa League group stage when they won 1-0. It was Everton’s only defeat in the group as they finished top with Krasnodar third.

In this season's play-off, Krasnodar won both legs of their tie against Greek club PAOK 2- 1 with Remy Cabella scoring the winner in each game.Murad Musaev’s side have lost their last four away games in all competitions and five of the last six. Their last win on the road was against PAOK in the Champions League play-off round in September.Krasnodar won 5-0 on Saturday in the Russian Premier League against bottom side Rotor Volgograd and now have 24 points from 17 games. They are ninth, 11 points behind leaders Zenit.

Krasnodar's matchday one line-up

Wednesday 2 DecemberKrasnodar 1 Rennes 0Team 4-2-3-1: Safonov; Smolnikov, Martynovich (c), Kaio, Ramirez; Gazinski (Kambolov 87), Vilhena; Wanderson (Suleymanov 66), Cabella, Claesson; Berg (Ari 90+1)Scorer: Berg 71Attendance: 8,747

Who moved to Krasnodar in the summer?

Yevgeni Chernov from RostovEvgeni Gorodov from AkhmatEvgeni Markov from Dinamo MoscowIgor Smolnikov from Zenit St Petersburg


There are no suspensions for either side although Chelsea have four players one booking away from missing the next match. In the Champions League, three yellow cards will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.

Booking listChelsea: Jorginho 2, Kovacic 2, Mount 2, Ziyech 2, Chilwell 1, Kante 1, Pulisic 1Krasnodar: Olsson 2, Ramirez 2, Berg 1, Kaio 1, Martynovich 1, Spertsyan 1, Suleymanov 1, Wanderson 1

Referee and VAR

Referee: Pavel Kralovec from Czech RepublicVAR: Paolo Valeri from Italy

Kralovec has officiated two previous Chelsea matches, both 2-1 wins, away to Basel in 2013 en route to us winning the Europa League, and at home to Dynamo Kiev in the 2014/15 group stage.