Chelsea are set to host Rennes tonight in the third Champions League match of the group stage.
They can make it seven points from nine in the Champions League this season with victory over Rennes on Wednesday night.
The Blues strolled to a 3-0 victory over Burnley at the weekend, making it four consecutive clean sheets in all competitions for Frank Lampard’s side.
The Chelsea boss will be delighted with that record given that defensive frailties were a theme of his debut campaign at the helm.
It is too early to definitively say that Chelsea have turned a corner, but they are certainly showing signs of progress and that bodes well for the rest of 2020/21.
Rennes are Champions League debutants and outsiders to progress to the knockout stage.
They drew 1-1 with Krasnodar on matchday one, before succumbing to a 1-0 defeat by Sevilla last time out.
The narrow nature of that scoreline suggests they could be a tough nut to crack at Stamford Bridge, and Lampard must warn against complacency this midweek.
Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Mount, Kante, Jorginho; Abraham, Werner, Ziyech
Rennes XI (4-1-4-1): Gomis, Traore, Da Silva, Aguerd, Dalbert, N'Zonzi, Gboho, Lea-Siliki, Bourigeaud, Terrier, Guirassy
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Kick off is at 21:00 (GMT +1).
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