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Chelsea have never met Krasnodar in European competition, and this will be Chelsea’s first trip to Russia in seven years.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that be has been studying the Russian side ahead of Wednesday’s clash, and is very much aware of what they can do.
“Myself and my staff have been watching their games since we were drawn against them,” said Lampard in his pre-match press conference.
“We are very aware of their individual and collective talent as a team, and also aware they are a team that is new into the Champions League, which means they will have absolute motivation to play against a Premier League team to try and get a result. We are very focused on the game.”
Chelsea have a good record against Russian teams, winning five of the six encounters.
Krasnodar are currently 8th in the Russian Premier League.