Watch Online: Chelsea - Dinamo Zagreb (Champions League) 02.11.2022 20:00 - Wednesday
Chelsea are certain to reach the last eight of the Champions League, but in the last game of the group stage they must avenge the embarrassing defeat at the start of the campaign. The Blues then went out as favorites against Dinamo in Zagreb. However, Mislav Orsic surprised them before a quarter of an hour had passed, and despite the supremacy, the London club could not even equalize.
After that match, the Blues ended in a draw with Red Bull Salzburg, and Dinamo lost to Chelsea, which tangled the group to the max. However, a week ago, Chelsea beat their Austrian rival 2:1 away. Dinamo Zagreb again lost to Milan, but this time much easier with 0:4 and in their own stadium. In this way, the champion of Croatia lost the chances of moving forward in the tournament.
The big fight in the group was expected to be between Chelsea and Milan, but it was definitely won by the English team. He was the best on the pitch in both games and deservedly won, not even conceding a goal. Salzburg, on the other hand, has so far won the battle for the third position with Dynamo. The "Bulls" defeated their opponent at home, and in Zagreb the points were shared.
Graham Potter suffered his first defeat in charge of Chelsea at the weekend, and against a rather unexpected opponent in my opinion. The manager faced his former club, and expectations were for three points. However, Brighton not only won, but also defeated the "Blues" with 4:1 on their own ground. Dinamo Zagreb continued with poor results, losing 0:1 as a guest of Osijek in a match of the 15th round of the Croatian elite.
Statistically speaking, the match is much more important for the visitors from Zagreb, who will occupy the third position if Salzburg wins and loses. However, the hosts have a lot to get back at their audience, as well as their mentor. I expect the class in this match to prevail and Chelsea to remind again of those dry nets of the previous month. Dinamo Zagreb is definitely in crisis after winning only once in their last six matches.