WATCH: Chelsea vs. Spartak Moscow Live Stream [UEFA Champions League]
Chelsea vs. Spartak Moscow (Moskva) Live Stream: Spartak Moscow’s visit at Stamford Bridge tonight sees a much-awaited return to Champions League action for Chelsea’s Didier Drogba following a two-game ban and illness. However, the West Londoners will be without Florent Malouda after picking up an ankle injury in the 2-1 Premier League win against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. The 30-year-old French winger is joined on the sidelines by Jose Bosingwa (illness) and Frank Lampard (groin).
The Blues maintained their perfect record in the tournament with a 2-0 victory over the Russian side on October 19, and should be going into this match with quite a bit of confidence. A win for Carlo Ancelotti’s men will ensure their qualification for the knockout stages and only a major setback will see them fail to top the table and be seeded for the last-16 draw.
“We are in a good position in both the Champions League and the Premier League, but we have to continue to do our best because when you are at the top everybody wants to beat you,” Ancelotti said on UEFA’s official site.
For Spartak, even if they lose this match, it will not be over for them as they currently have a three point advantage over third placed Olympique de Marseille with a home game against the French club to come.
The match kicks-off at 20:45 CET.
UPDATE: The Blues defeated Spartak Moscow 4-1 at Stamford Bridge to book a spot in the knockout stages of the tournament.