Live on Skysports 2: Tue 17.30: Chelsea travel to Moscow in the Champions League early kick-off and face an in-form Spartak.
Chelsea head to Spartak Moscow with maximum points from their opening two Group F fixtures and the hosts have also registered two wins, putting the pair well ahead of Marseille and MSK Zilina in the qualification race.
A draw in the Luzhniki Stadium wouldn’t be a disaster for either team then and at 23/10 with Ladbrokes, that’s the most appealing wager in the Russian capital, despite the Blues’ 23/20 favouritism at Betfred.
Didier Drogba is set to miss out again for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who are also with Frank Lampard and without these two crucial sources of goals, they might struggle to break down the hosts, as was the case on Saturday at Aston Villa.
Nevertheless, they’re capable of keeping things tight at the other end and in a clash that looks certain to produce fewer than 2.5 goals (8/11, Stan James), it wouldn’t be a surprise if Chelsea played out another goalless stalemate; a result rated by William Hill at 8/1.
Spartak Moscow and Chelsea to draw – 23/10 (Ladbrokes)