Not only because the 3-4-3 blues are far from the consistency of the season but also because Roma keeper Alisson has been much more consistent in Serie A than in the Champions League itself.
Then it is worth highlighting the fact that the midfield “caps” of the Romans have not been properly articulated in the league of champions,
notably De Rossi, Strootman and Nainggolan, it is clear that De Rossi does not have the same intensity of play as before and is counting down to the end of his career.
This reality can be accentuated and made more visible by the fact that Chelsea are a powerful team in the game between the lines rather than the area game and so Londoners take some advantage in the second phase of building the game.
On the other hand, with a luxury trident, midfield forward, made up of Hazard, Pedro and Fabregas, Chelsea will be very easy to leave with a ball and in 2/3 touches put the ball in dangerous areas.
However, as has been said previously, Chelsea is not as strong to defend and even fitting D.Luiz than a glove in the position of libero is also true that the blues marking centers have left much to be desired this season
and considering the danger of the Romans in set pieces and the hot foot of Edin Dzeko at the start of the season, Courtois is expected to have a troubled night in this challenge.
The Romans do not count on the contributions of Emerson, Manolas and Karsdorp. On Chelsea side, Victor Moses is injured.
Prognosis Roma vs Chelsea:
Roma recently beat Serie A 1-0, both Crotone and Bologna. Count’s team comes from a 2-1 home triumph at Everton and a 1-0 win at Bournemouth.