Roma vs Chelsea: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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The Blues have an outside chance of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage when they make the trip to the Italian capital on Tuesday

Chelsea visit Roma on Tuesday night as the Champions League group stage enters its second half.

These two clubs played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge in the last round of fixtures and currently occupy the top two spots in Group C.

In the unlikely scenario that Chelsea win and Atletico Madrid fail to beat Qarabag, in fact, the Blues can qualify for the knockout stage this week.

Game Roma vs Chelsea
Date Tuesday, October 31
Time 19:45 BST / 15:45 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Antonio Conte Chelsea

In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 2 and by stream via the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 2 BT Sport app

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on FS2 and by stream via Fox Sports Go.

US TV channel Online stream
FS2 Fox Sports Go

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Roma players
Goalkeepers Alisson, Romagnoli, Skorupski
Defenders Lu. Pellegrini, Jesus, Kolarov, Moreno, Fazio, Abdullahi, Manolas
Midfielders Nainggolan, Strootman, Lo. Pellegrini, De Rossi, Under, Gonalons, Florenzi, Gerson
Forwards Perotti, Dzeko, Schick, Defrel, El Shaarawy

Roma defender Kostas Manolas is a major doubt due to a thigh strain.

Bruno Peres and Rick Karsdorp are definitely out and Roma may also be without Gregoire Defrel, who came off in the win over Bologna at the weekend.

Potential starting XI: Alisson; Florenzi, Fazio, Jesus, Kolarov; Nainggolan, Gonalons, Strootman; Perotti, Dzeko, El Shaarawy.

Position Chelsea players
Goalkeepers Caballero, Courtois, Eduardo
Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter
Midfielders Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Kenedy, Musonda, Willian, Scott
Forwards Morata, Batshuayi

N'Golo Kante trained lightly on Monday before the Chelsea squad flew out to Italy and could be involved after a hamstring injury.

If the Frenchman is ready to make his comeback, Victor Moses is the only player the Blues will be missing for this match.

Potential starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Morata.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


Radja Nainggolan Roma

Chelsea and Roma are both given 13/8 odds to win, according to dabblebet, with the draw available at 12/5.

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GAME PREVIEW


Eden Hazard Chelsea

After a run of three matches without a win, Chelsea have got back on track with three victories in a row.

Back-to-back Premier League titles is already looking like a big ask for the Blues, though, with Manchester City nine points clear of them at the top of the table.

It is harder to see Antonio Conte's men stretching their current run into one of the like they went on last season, which propelled them into a position they never looked back from.

So while there is still plenty of football to be played in the English top flight, the Champions League will certainly get its fair share of attention this season.

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Chelsea's away win at Atletico Madrid proved they have what it takes to get results against some of the biggest clubs on the continent and contend for Europe's top honour.

This competition remains the biggest prize in Roman Abramovich's eyes and perhaps also Conte's.

The Italian was accused of coming up short in the Champions League when in charge of Juventus and the task of proving his remaining doubters wrong will surely still fuel him.

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