Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb live: How to watch, team news, predictionThe 2022-23 UEFA Champions League group stage has been sensational and we are ready for the final two matchweeks. With a congested schedule due to the 2022 World Cup kicking off in November, Champions League action has dominated most midweeks. [ LIVE: Champions League scores]Can Real Madrid win back-to-back Champions League titles? Or will the Premier League giants continue to reach the final (at least one PL team has reached four of the last five finals with two all-English finals in the last four) and go one better this season? Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Inter Milan are together in the “group of death, ” while Tottenham were handed a (relatively) easy draw with Eintracht Frankfurt, Sporting CP and Marseille in Group D. Manchester City will face perennial European noise-makers in Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla in Group G, while PSG and Juventus were paired up in Group H.
To make matters worse, Mason Mount and Conor Gallagher, both of whom started against Brighton, are a yellow card away from suspension so may not be risked in what is a dead rubber tie, with the potential of missing the last 16 a massive incentive not to use the pair. Graham Potter on injuries: "Kepa is out for days, Kovacic is just precautionary with his calf and has a chance for the game, will make a decision later on. Koulibaly is available and in the squad tomorrow. " #CFC #UCL— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) November 1, 2022 Zakaria ‘in the frame’ for debutAnother potential pitfall is the future of Denis Zakaria, with Chelsea considering terminating his loan early according to multiple reports. FIFA rules state that a player can only play for a maximum of two clubs in one season, and the Swiss midfielder has already turned out for Juve this season, meaning that should he return to Turin another loan would not be possible.
LIVE blog: Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will provide expert analysis from the ground. Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb team newsKalidou Koulibaly could return to the Chelsea team after his recent injury, while Edouard Mendy may be in line to start after Kepa Arrizabalaga was forced off against Brighton. N’Golo Kante, Reece James and Wesley Fofana are long-term absentees, while Mason Mount and Conor Gallagher are only one booking off a ban. Zagreb, meanwhile, will be without Josip Sutalo and Bosko Sutalo, although Bruno Petkovic and Arijan Ademi will likely feature.
Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb live: How to watch, team news Graham Potter will be hoping to see a reaction from his Chelsea side as they host Dinamo Zagreb in their final Champions League group
Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb: Team news, Kovacic injury latest and predicted XI for Champions League clashChelsea welcome Dinamo Zagreb in what is a free hit for the hosts, with the Blues having sewn up top spot last week with victory over Salzburg in Austria. Their opponents need a win to have any hope of remaining in Europe, with a spot in the Europa League for the remainder of the season still potentially up for grabs should results go their way. And, with a massive test against Arsenal to come at the weekend, it is unclear just how strong a line up the Blues will put out, but it seems likely that there will be a fair amount of rotation from the side hamme