The Champions League returns and Chelsea face a tough opener as they host Europa League winners Sevilla at Stamford Bridge.  

Frank Lampard’s spent over £200million in the transfer window as they aim to compete for Europe’s biggest prize once again after reaching the last-16 last term.

However, despite an influx of big signings, the Blues’ defensive frailties seem to remain as they have conceded nine goals in their opening five Premier League matches.

The latest setback came last time out when the West London side drew 3-3 against Southampton after being 2-0 and 3-2 in front.

Lampard will know that he will need to find a solution quick, especially with Sevilla having beaten Roma, Wolves, Manchester United and Inter Milan in recent months on their way to Europa glory.

But with the fixtures coming thick and fast at the start of this 2020/21 campaign, the Blues boss could be forced to shuffle his pack once again.

So which players will the ex-England international task with getting a positive result at Stamford Bridge?

Here we predict Lampard’s starting XI…

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga’s tough time continued on Saturday as he made a mess of Southampton’s second goal. So Lampard will be happy that summer signing Edouard Mendy has made an early comeback from a thigh injury and could make a surprise to start in goal. If the Senegalese stopper is not fit enough then Lampard will most likely opt for veteran Willy Caballero.  

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