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Frank Lampard’s Chelsea will set another record if the Blues beat Russian club Krasnodar later today at Stamford Bridge.
Victory for Chelsea would give us our highest ever points total in a single Champions League group stage (16), while we would be the fourth English team to gather such a high total after Arsenal in 2005-06 (losing finalists), Man Utd in 2007-08 (eventual winners) and Tottenham in 2017-18 (knocked out in last 16).
Lampard is expected to rotate his squad for the game against Krasnodar but that shouldn’t stop the Blues from getting all three points against the Russian side.
Chelsea own a 100% record against Russian opposition in the UEFA Champions League, winning each of their five such games by an aggregate score of 13-1.
Chelsea’s only previous meeting with FK Krasnodar came on MD2 of this season’s UEFA Champions League campaign, with Frank Lampard’s side winning 4-0 away from home.