Chelsea are currently at the bottom of Group E in the Champions League and are a desperate for a win against Salzburg.

Chelsea are currently at the bottom of Group E in the Champions League and are a desperate for a win against Salzburg.

This will be their new coach, Graham Potter’s first game in charge of the Blues and all eyes are on him to deliver.

Potter took charge after Chelsea’s UCL hero of two seasons ago, Thomas Tuchel was shown the door after a poor start to the season.

The Blues were stunned 1-0 by Dinamo Zagreb in their opening game, while Salzburg held Milan to a 1-1 draw.

Salzburg are competing in the UCL group stage for the 4th successive campaign, having reached the knockout stages for the first time last season.

They have won seven of their opening eight domestic games so far, and are well aware of the task at hand on Wednesday night.

Can the London club bounce back with victory on the night? Make your predictions here.

What time does Chelsea vs Salzburg start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Salzburg team news

The new manager is set to select his strongest XI for this clash as he strives to make a winning start to his life at the Bridge.

A probable back three of Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva and Kalidou Koulibaly should start.

Matteo Kovacic and Jorginho will be chosen to run the midfield.

Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz will be the Blues front three, with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang left on the bench.

Maximilian Wober, Oumar Solet, Kamil Piatkowski, Bryan Okoh, Mamady Diambou, Ousmane Diakite, Samson Tijani and Luka Sucic are all absent for the visitors.

Chelsea vs Salzburg head to head

There has ever only been one competitive fixture between these two clubs and Chelsea came out 5-3 winners.

Chelsea vs Salzburg current form

The hosts have won twice, lost twice and drawn another in their most recent run of five games while their opponents come into the game unbeaten.

Chelsea vs Salzburg prediction

Despite their shaky start to the season, Chelsea are likely to win the game on the night and get off the mark in their UCL campaign.

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