Our football match prediction:
Chelsea will be aiming to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Roma when they take on Qarabag at Baki Olimpiya Stadionu in their penultimate group game. The Blues aim to regain top position in Group C and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at Qurban Qurbanov’s men in Wednesday’s football match in Baku. Chelsea rolled over Qarabag (6-0) at Stamford Bridge earlier in the process and that is probably the main reason why away win should be considered. The Azerbaijan champions did well to hold Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in their last group game, but Antonio Conte’s team obviously do not suit them and we do not believe that the hosts are capable of claiming yet another major scalp in the group stages of the Champions League. A man to watch in the away team will be Alvaro Morata, who has been scoring goals for fun this season.
Highlighted Player (Jakub Rzezniczak):
The 29-year-old Polish defender Jakub Rzezniczak plays for Legia Warsaw as a centre-back. Long-serving soldier for the Polish giants has been with the club since 2004 and has amassed more than 230 league appearances, performing as club’s captain and one of the most reliable first-team members. Rzezniczak helped Legia to four Ekstraklasa titles, six Polish Cup trophies and one Polish Supercup. Following his 20 league appearances in the title-winning season for the Militarians, Jakub Rzezniczak struggled to keep his place in the team with his future with Legia put in serious doubt over the summer of 2016. Rzezniczak was heavily criticised, not only for his poor performances for the team, but only for fi equally poor attitude and social media activities which put a serious dent in his reputation and relationship with the Polish club. Determined to get back in favour with both the club and the fans, Rzezniczak vowed to be at his best behaviour in order to make a serious contribution in his team’s UEFA Champions League challenge.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.