With the lead of Group C of the European Champions League, Roma and Chelsea face each other on Tuesday, October 31, at the Olympic stadium in the Italian capital. The match is part of the tournament’s fourth round of the 2017/2018 group stage of the continental tournament, the first of the return
Chelsea are at the top of the standings with seven points. Roma is soon to follow with five. In the third round, in London, the teams were in the tie by 3 to 3. The third position of the group is Atletico Madrid with two points. The lantern is in the hands of Qarabag, Azerbaijan, with a point
Rome’s recent performance
After the equalizer in London in dramatic conditions – Roma were 2-0 away, turned the marker and gave the tie at the end – the team had a series of three victories in the Italian Championship.
After overcoming Torino in Turin, he defeated Bologna and Crotone in their dominions. All wins were by the minimum score. With that, Roma reached 24 points (eight wins and two losses). It occupies the fifth position in Serie A Italian with seven points of disadvantage in comparison with Napoli, leader. It has, however, one match less than its main rivals.
The defense, which had been the main problem of the Romans in the previous season, has performed much better since Eusebio di Francesco took command in the vacancy that was Luciano Spalletti. In ten matches of the Italian League, he has conceded five goals and is the least leaked defense of Serie A.
That came at a cost, of course. The attack, which got at home average close to three goals per game, dropped production. He rocked his opponents’ net 17 times in the Italian Championship. It is the least effective among the top six, who occupy a position in the qualifying zone for continental tournaments.
To face Chelsea, the club has five probable losses. Defenders Manolas Konstantinos (six matches in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship without a goal), Emerson (no performances) and Rick Karsdopr (one match, no goal) are undergoing medical treatment in the medical department; and attackers Gregoire Defrel (six games, no goal) and Patrik Schick (a game, no goal).
The current form of Chelsea
After a moment of instability in the English Championship, Chelsea managed, like Rome, a sequence of three victories. It was completed on Saturday, October 28, with a 1-0 draw against Bournemouth. It was the first time after seven matches that the London team spent 90 minutes without having their defense leaked.
The two previous successes had been against Everton, 2-1 in the League Cup of England, and 4 to 2 at Watford by the Premier League. The clashes were played at Stamford Bridge.
Current national champion, Chelsea are not in a comfortable position to defend the title. With 19 points (six wins, one draw and three defeats), he is in fourth place with nine handicap points compared to Manchester City, the leader.
However, with the emptying of the medical department has been showing signs that it can improve the quality of the football presented and, consequently, the results. Athletes such as Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (seven games in the English Premier League 2017/2018, one goal), striker Alvaro Morata (nine matches, six goals) and midfielder Daniel Drinkwater (a game, no goal) are recovering in their best form .
Out of action are also defender Vitor Moses (six games, no goal) and midfielder N’Golo Kanté (seven games, one goal). According to the English press reports it is unlikely that any of them will be released to enter the pitch in Rome on Tuesday.
The initial results did not show great advantage in the Italian Championship, but provided more security in the international dispute.
Despite playing at home, Roma should be happy even if they get a draw. He knows that his fight for the classification is with Atletico Madrid. Chelsea also have no reason to take chances since adding a point will be even closer to qualifying.
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