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Chelsea have lost just once in the Champions League this term, a 1-0 defeat away to Dinamo Zagreb
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Wednesday Preview: Chelsea seek revenge

The Champions League group stage concludes on Wednesday and there could be some serious drama with some last-16 places up for grabs.

This season’s group stage has been packed into a much shorter space of time with UEFA keen to get everything wrapped up ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Wednesday sees the final round of matches played in Groups E to H with three British sides set to be involved.

Chelsea are certain to be playing in the competition after Christmas and they are heading through to the next stage as Group E winners.

Celtic are bottom of Group F and are heading out of continental football with even a spot in the Europa League out of reach for the Scottish champions.

Manchester City are unbeaten in their five Group G encounters and are guaranteed to finish at the top of the section.

Chelsea looking to sign off in style

WhatChelsea v Dinamo Zagreb, Champions League
WhereStamford Bridge, London
When20:00, Wednesday 2nd November 2022
How to watchBT Sport 2
OddsChelsea 3/10, Draw 9/2, Dinamo Zagreb 17/2

Chelsea have lost just once in the Champions League this term, suffering a 1-0 defeat away to Dinamo Zagreb to kick off their campaign, and that result proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Thomas Tuchel.

The German left his position the following day and Chelsea moved quickly to bring in Graham Potter after his fine start to the term with Brighton.

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Although many questioned whether it was the right time for Tuchel to go, Potter has made a successful transition to life with the Blues and he’ll be keen to put the record straight against Zagreb on Wednesday.

Potter has overseen three wins and a draw in the Champions League, beating AC Milan home and away, and they are already in the pot for the last-16.

Chelsea suffered their first defeat across all competitions since Potter’s arrival on Saturday, losing 4-1 against his former club Brighton at the Amex, and he’ll be demanding a response when they return to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Dinamo can still qualify for the Europa League but they need to beat Chelsea and hope that Salzburg, who sit third, lose at AC Milan.

The Croatian side have struggled on their travels, though, losing both away fixtures in the competition and scoring just one goal, while they have failed to win any of their last three away games across all competitions with two of those ending in defeats to nil.

Chelsea have kept clean sheets in two of their last three games at home, beating Wolves and AC Milan, and look good value at 11/10 to win to nil.

Shakhtar looking for double over Leipzig

WhatShakhtar Donetsk v RB Leipzig, Champions League
WhereStadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw
When17:45, Wednesday 2nd November 2022
How to watchBT Sport 1
OddsShakhtar Donetsk 4/1, Draw 16/5, RB Leipzig 123/200

There is still plenty to be decided in Group F with Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig both looking to join Real Madrid in the last-16. Leipzig are second and can still pip Real Madrid to top spot if they beat Shakhtar and the Spanish outfit lose against rock-bottom Celtic.

Shakhtar are third in the standings and need to beat Leipzig to continue their journey in the Champions League. The Ukrainian outfit have only won one of their five outings, drawing three and losing one, but that victory came away to Leipzig on Matchday one - when they ran out 4-1 victors.

But the formbook favours Leipzig heading into this crunch game as they look to extend their nine-match unbeaten run across all competitions, having won seven games during that sequence.

Each of Shakhtar’s two home fixtures in the Champions League, which are being played in Poland, have ended in draws but that won’t be enough on Wednesday.

With so much at stake, Shakhatar should go on the attack from the outset and that could lead to an exciting and high-scoring affair. Goals have flowed freely at both ends in Leipzig’s five games - scoring nine and conceding nine - while Shakhtar have netted eight and conceded six.

Both teams have scored in all of Shakhtar’s engagements and it could be worth backing both teams to score & over 2.5 goals at 20/21

PSG out to confirm top spot

WhatJuventus v Paris Saint-Germain, Champions League
WhereAllianz Stadium, Turin
When20:00, Wednesday 2nd November 2022
How to watchBT Sport 6
OddsJuventus 19/4, Draw 16/5, Paris Saint-Germain 4/7

Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica are both guaranteed to be heading through to the last-16 but top spot is still up for grabs in Group H.

PSG are clear of Benfica on goal difference after their two meetings both ended in 1-1 draws earlier in the campaign.

Juventus sit third in the section, level on points with bottom side Maccabi Haifa, and face a battle to claim a Europa League berth. The Italian side have endured a really poor season across all competitions - they are seventh in Serie A - and boss Massimiliano Allegri is contending with a very lengthy injury list.

Federico Chiesa, Angel Di Maria, Paul Pogba, Leandro Paredes, Weston McKennie and Danilo are among 12 players that are unavailable for this clash.

PSG will be without Neymar due to suspension but they still have plenty of firepower in the shape of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.

Mbappe is the joint-highest scorer in the competition netting six times, along with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, and he registered twice in the reverse fixture when PSG ran out 2-1 winners in France.

The 23-year-old looks a likely candidate to notch on Wednesday and can be backed at 13/10 to score anytime for the Parisians.

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