Chelsea have been handed an easy group in this year’s Champion’s League draw!
The Blues finished fourth last season to qualify for the Champions League and have now been handed what can possibly turn out to be the easiest group.
Besides the two matches against Sevilla, Chelsea should be picking up 12 points from the group at the very least.
The Blues were in the second pot and have been drawn in Group E with Sevilla, Krasnodar and Rennes.
It will be an emotional return for Chelsea’s new signing Edouard Mendy who until a fortnight back used to play as a goalkeeper for Rennes.
The Blues have already been knocked out of the Carling Cup after losing their penalty shootout 4-5 to Tottenham Hotspur.
It now means that until January, Chelsea only have 22 fixtures to play out of which 5-8 of them should be relatively easy to win for Frank Lampard’s men.
This could prove to be pivotal as Frank can use this time and these matches to gel his team together or a flurry of bad results against mediocre opponents could cost him his job.
Either way, come January, Chelsea will be strongly expected to make it through to the Champions League knockout stages.