Kepa Arrizabalaga starts in goal while youngsters Billy Gilmour and Tino Anjorin also get the nod as Chelsea take on Krasnodar in the Champions League.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has rung in the changes as his team ready to take on Russian outfit FK Krasnodar in their final group game of the UEFA Champions League.

The first major change comes in goal, where Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has lost his place to Edouard Mendy, makes a return to the starting lineup. Shielding him will be a new-look backline comprising of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Emerson Palmieri.

There are significant changes in midfield as well, with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic coming into the side. Billy Gilmour, who recently made his return from injury, makes his first start of the season, as well as his first Champions League start for Chelsea.

Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner have been benched for the game against Krasnodar. In their stead, Kai Havertz and youngster Tino Anjorin start in the wide areas, with the latter making his first-ever UCL start for the Blues. Tammy Abraham spearheads the attack for Chelsea, with Olivier Giroud on the bench.

Chelsea Starting XI:ย Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson; Kovacic, Jorginho, Gilmour; Anjorin, Abraham, Havertz.

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