Zenit – Chelsea – Review for 08.12.2021

The reigning European kings Chelsea will visit Zenit in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday in
a game from Group H of the Champions League. Keep up with our preview and these
football prediction betting tips today.
For Chelsea it’s a very clear situation – they need to win to secure the first place in the
group. Right now the Blues are leaders in the standings, but they have the same amount
of points as Juventus. At the same time the Bianconeri will host Malmo at home and they
are top favorites to take the win.
Chelsea need to regroup after suffering their second loss in the English Premier League.
Last weekend Thomas Tuchel’s boys paid a visit to West Ham United and they suffered a
2-3 defeat. Thiago Silva and Mason Mount’s goals at the London Stadium happened to be
insufficient in this case.
The good news for Tuchel is the full recovery of Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian powerhouse
entered the pitch against West Ham at halftime, but now he seems ready to start against
Zenit. It would be a massive boost for the European champions. Lukaku brings Chelsea’s
attack to a different dimension. Meanwhile Mason Mount should start after his solid game
against West Ham on Saturday – he scored a goal and made an assist.
Zenit will finish third in this group, but they can still make one final good impression on
Wednesday. The Russian club will try please its fans in the last home game in the
Champions League for the 2021/22 season. They will play without any pressure so maybe
they will make a good game. We will see.
That’s the football prediction betting tips today for the Champions League clash between
Zenit and Chelsea on Wednesday. Can Chelsea officially take the first place in the group?
Have it mind it’s never easy to play on Russian soil.