Chelsea Predicted XI: We predict Frank Lampard’s starting XI Chelsea face Rennes in the Champions League tonight.

Frank Lampard’s spent over £200million in the transfer window, filling his squad with quality players from across Europe.

However, despite an influx of big signings, the Blues’ have been very inconsistent both in terms of performances and results.

There are clearly signs of promise though, with Chelsea recording a solid 3-0 win away at Burnley this weekend to make seven goals scored and none conceded in just two games.

Lampard knows that managing his squad will be one of the most difficult aspects of this season and with relatively easy fixtures coming up over the next four games on paper, we expect Lampard to tinker with his squad.

Tonight they face Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge knowing a victory tonight and again in the return fixture will secure qualification to the knockout stages.

So which players will the ex-England international task with getting a positive result in Europe?

Here we predict Lampard’s starting XI…

Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy has firmly established himself as Lampard and Chelsea’s number one. The shot-stopper has recorded a clean sheet in each of his last four games, which is very impressive by any goalkeeper’s standards. Lampard will not want to rest his in-form keeper, so Mendy is a definite starter for tonight’s encounter. 

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