Maurizio Sarri will be eager to maintain Chelsea's undefeated record in Europe this season so far, however, despite the low stakes of the game. A handful of key Blues players have not travelled to Hungary with the likes of Eden Hazard and Kepa rested, thus giving a chance for fringe players and youngsters to have a run-out in the starting XI.
Vidi still have a chance of making it to the next round with either a draw or a win despite currently sitting in third position, and have home advantage on their side.
|Game||Vidi vs Chelsea|
|Date||Thursday, December 13|
|Time||5:55pm GMT / 12:55pm ET|
|Stream (US)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|Univision NOW||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 2 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 2||BT Sport Live|
Squads & Team News
|Defenders||Rios, Polyakov, Filipenko, Volodko|
|Midfielders||Baga, Yablonski, Dragun, Hleb, Berezkin, Volkov, Moukam, Nikolov|
|Forwards||Ivanic, Tuominen, Stasevich, Skavysh, Gordeychuk, Signevich|
Marko Nikolie has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash with Chelsea, though will likely be fielding squad changes following a defeat to Ujpest at the weekend.
Confirmed Vidi XI: Kovacsik; Fiola, Juhasz, Vinicius, Stopira; Nego, Hadzic, Nikolov; Huszti, Milanov; Scepovic.
|Goalkeepers||Caballero, Bulka, Cumming|
|Defenders||Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen|
|Midfielder||Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, McEachran|
The likes of Mateo Kovacic and Victor Moses are absent due to injury, while Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta and N'Golo Kante have not travelled with the squad.
Youngsters Jamie Cumming and George McEachran have been included.
Confirmed Chelsea XI: Caballero; Zappacosta, Christensen, Ampadu,, Emerson; Fabregas, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek; Willian, Morata, Hudson-Odoi.
Betting & Match Odds
Chelsea are priced at odds of winning 8/13 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 29/10. A win for Vidi is priced at 11/2.
Chelsea have momentum on their side knowing that they have already confirmed their spot in the round of 32 stage in the Europa League, and will face Vidi just five days after their momentous 2-0 win over Premier League giants Manchester City.
Sarri's side managed to put an end to City's unbeaten run in the Premier League – subjecting them to their first domestic loss since April 2018 – and currently remain in a three-horse battle for fourth place alongside the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
The likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu are due to have an opportunity to feature for Chelsea this evening following the absences of key players, while fringe players Davide Zappacosta will also be keen for playing time and a chance to impress.
The forward duo of Olivier Giroud and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will also likely enjoy a substantial amount of playing time having scored three goals apiece in the competition.
Chelsea have conceded just one goal in the Europa League all season and Sarri will be eager to maintain his solid defensive record.