Chelsea take on Roma at the eternal city as Roma look to cement a bid to Round of 16. Although injuries have hampered seasons of both the teams, Chelsea have entered the tail end of their purple patch while Roma have just entered them. We expect a sizzling contest against the animated Italian managers as Conte will cherish his visit to Stadio Olympico as he boasts quite an impressive record at the stadium from back in his Juventus days.
Chelsea will have a point to prove after a thrilling 3-3 draw at home saw the visitors getting outplayed back in their own backyard.
Team news: We expect Kante to be partially fir for the contest as he suffers a burnout with Drinkwater available for selection, as well as Batshuayi on top form, Chelsea fans will be expecting a firm answer to the questions asked by Nainggolan and co. back at the Stamford bridge.
Roma have suffered multiple injuries owing up to the clash with majority of the players like Gregoire Defrel and Bruno Peres with Emerson and Karsdorp out due to long term injuries.
Roma starting XI:
Alisson; Bruno Peres, Juan Jesus, Fazio, Kolarov; De Rossi, Strootman, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Perotti, Dzeko
Courtois; Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard, Morata
We predict yet another draw as the two Giants lock horns for the second time in 3 weeks.