Krasnodar vs Chelsea: How to live stream, time, venue, who will win and pre-buzz around Champions League duel
Krasnodar and Chelsea square-off in their second group game of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday (October 28, 2020). The matchup is crucial for the English giants as they are yet to have a win from their last three games. A defiant Manchester United held them to nought when the two sides played last weekend and that certainly puts pressure on Frank Lampard to deliver.
They are up against a solid Russian team that has been impressive, but from the recent records, the Blues still hold an edge and much will depend on how their strikers fare. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the all-important game for Chelsea:
Kick-off is slated for 1:55 PM ET on Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Chelsea meets the Russian side on their home turf, the Krasnodar Stadium.
Where to watch?
The game can be watched live on CBS All Access and Fubo TV.
How to live stream?
CBS has placed much emphasis on streaming and its streamer, CBS All Access comes as the platform to watch the Champions League. In addition to the games, the pre-match and post-match shows too can be watched wherever All-Access is available. Select games can be watched on fubo TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu. Hulu and fubo are priced at $59,99/mo while YouTube TV costs $64.99.
The select games include a pair of Round of 16-second leg matches and the Champions League Final. So those are the only three Champions League matches scheduled to be shown on fuboTV, YouTube TV and Hulu. Our suggestion is to go with CBS All Access to view the full roster of games.
Pre-buzz around the game
Frank Lampard needs a win. And so does Chelsea. This will be the first time both sides meet and the Russian outfit managed by Murad Musayev come in unbeaten from their last two scrimmages against English teams. Chelsea has drawn their last three games, which includes their Champions League opener against Sevilla. Luckily for the Blues, they have a fully fit match-ready squad and Lampard will have options ahead of the game.
There's no doubt Chelsea will look to beef up their attack and switch to a back four. Their defense has been pretty solid so far, and now their strikers will have to make early inroads as they chase that elusive win. Marquee signings, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner will be keen to showcase their skills and this perhaps is the right time to do just that.
Who will win?
While the offense has been rather dismal for the Blues, they will still be confident of taking these three points. Expect a close win for Chelsea.