class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Looking far more assured at the back since Mendy's arrival, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Blues to ease past his former club at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will be looking to bolster their position at the top of Group E when they welcome Rennes to Stamford Bridge in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
The Blues are first on goal difference after taking four points from the opening two matches, running out comfortable 4-0 winners in Krasnodar last time out.
Chelsea vs Rennes Latest Odds
Unbeaten in six matches in all competitions, they are clear 4/11 (1.36) favourites with bet365 to take another step towards the knockout stages by coming out on top here.
Julian Stephan’s men have picked up just one point from the first available six in their group stage debut so far but can be backed at 15/2 (8.50) to pull off a memorable win in London.
Five of the last eight Champions League matches at this ground have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 4/1 (5.00) on this one also finishing up all square.
Chelsea vs Rennes Team News
Christian Pulisic is out after injuring his hamstring in the warm-up for Saturday’s win over Burnley, joining Kepa and Billy Gilmour on the sidelines.
Eduardo Camavinga, Daniele Rugani and Faitout Maouassa are all ruled out due to injury for the visitors, although M’Baye Niang could be involved after returning to training.
Chelsea vs Rennes Preview
This match also serves as a reunion for Edouard Mendy, the goalkeeper Frank Lampard brought in from France in order to replace the hapless Kepa.
The Senegal international has made a strong start to life at his new club, conceding just once in six matches since his arrival and keeping a clean sheet in each of the most recent five.
He will be confident of extending that record considering the Ligue 1 side are yet to score from open play in this competition and have hit the net just five times in their last five fixtures.
Chelsea vs Rennes Tips and Predictions
Having lost two of their most recent three, odds of 5/4 (2.25) seem generous on Rennes falling to another defeat while failing to score against a newly robust Chelsea side.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.