Rennes vs ChelseaUEFA Champions League, KO: 17:55 Nov 24, 2020, Roazhon Park
CHELSEA are getting stronger with every outing and they will be looking to extend their winning streak to seven when they visit Rennes on Tuesday night.
The big-spending Blues made a shaky start to the season but a 12 match unbeaten run has brought a real sense of optimism back to Stamford Bridge.
The capital club are back on the continent this midweek and they will be keen to tighten their grip at the top of Champions League Group E.
Lampard's men made light work of ten-man Rennes in west London and another three points in France would send Chelsea through to the knockout stages of the competition with two games to spare.
Rennes, meanwhile, have endured a Champions League baptism of fire and find themselves propping up the section with a solitary point after three rounds of fixtures.
Rennes have lost five of their last six matches across all competitions and the hosts are the unfancied underdogs here at 9/2 with William Hill, while the draw is also deemed unlikely at 17/5 with UniBet.
Chelsea have won each of their last three road trips and the bookies expect that trend to continue after pricing the Blues up at 8/13 with BetVictor.
Chelsea's upward progression has coincided with their newfound defensive solidity – Lampard's new-look lean backline have landed six clean sheets across their last seven matches.
When digging slightly deeper it can be seen that three of those shutouts have been chalked up in Europe's elite club competition and that could see value lie with a Chelsea win to nil here at an eye-catching 19/10 with Bet 365,
Indeed, those odds make appeal however, I'm more attracted to the 21/20 (Bet 365) on offer with the same firm for Chelsea to win and for there to be under five match goals in north-western France.
The above-mentioned combination has clicked in all seven of Chelsea's victories this season and I fancy the visitors to flex their muscles when faced with an out-of-sorts Rennes outfit.
Julien Stephan's strugglers are winless in six and without a clean sheet in four, and that does bode well ahead of a bout with the Premier Leagues leading scorers.
That line of thought is also going to see me recommend a 4/5 Bet 365 Bet Builder by combining over one Chelsea goal, over one match card and over zero Rennes cards.
The Blues have made the net bulge at least twice in seven of their last nine outings and Lampard will be desperate to see his side seal a place in the last-16 at the earliest opportunity given the current frantic club football schedule.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned Bet Builder has landed in four of Chelsea's last five matches across all competitions and I'm more than happy to side with a repeat Tuesday evening.
This UEFA Champions League match between Rennes and Chelsea will be played on Nov 24, 2020 and kick off at 17:55. Check below for our tipsters best Rennes vs Chelsea prediction.