The Champions League is back this midweek, folks. After nearly a month long wait, the Slovenian PrvaLiga club NK Maribor will be visiting Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, in what will be the 3rd game of group G for both the teams.
Chelsea, with four points in two games, sit at the top of the group and are sure to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition. While NK Maribor, having played a couple of draws, sit at the second position with two points in as many games.
With the kind of form the Blues are in and adding to that the quality of our players compared to the Maribor side, we are expected to cruise along easily, with a thrashing for the Slovenian side always on the cards.
Maribor, on the other hand, would like to sit back deep and try to salvage at least a point at Stamford Bridge, like they did against Schalke last month, which would certainly be a very big achievement for the visiting side.
So keeping all these things in mind, we decided to analyze some key player battles in the midweek game between the two sides, which may affect the outcome of this fixture: