What channel is Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea? Kick-off time, TV and live stream details
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea put Premier League focus to one side when they get their Champions League campaign underway against Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb
Chelsea get their 2022-23 UEFA Champions League group stage campaign underway when they travel to face Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb in Group E on Tuesday.
The Blues have endured a mixed start to their Premier League campaign so far this season, with three wins, one draw and two defeats leaving them in sixth place, but will be hoping to get off to the perfect start to their continental duties with a victory tonight.
But Dinamo Zagreb are standing in their way of three points, with the Croatian champions competing at this stage of the competition for the first time since the 2019-20 season, having already seen off Shkupi, Ludogorets Razgrad and Bodo/Glimt in the qualifying rounds.
When is Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea?
Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea will kick-off at 5:45pm (BST) on Tuesday, September 6 at Stadion Maksimir.
This will be the first ever meeting between these two teams, which is mostly due to Dinamo Zagreb having only qualified for the Champions League group stage on seven previous occasions, whilst never making it into the knockout rounds.
The Blues have a much better record in this competition, however, with two titles to their name. The most recent of those came last year, when Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game against Manchester City in Porto in May 2021.
Chelsea returned to winning ways with a controversial 2-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday
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How to watch
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 4, while there will also be a live stream service online via the BT Sport app and BT Sport website.
Coverage will begin at 5pm.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea odds from Betfred
Dinamo Zagreb – 11/2
Draw – 10/3
Chelsea – 9/20
Ante Cacic will be relishing the fact that his side are underdogs in this fixture and will be hoping to use that to his side’s advantage, while the Croatian hosts will bank on their supporters providing an intimidating home atmosphere to help influence proceedings.
And with an extra day of rest on their opponents, Dinamo are likely to field a similar side to their last outing. Star player Mislav Orsic, who scored a hattrick against Tottenham Hotspur a couple of years ago, already has eight goals this season from attack, while Switzerland international Josip Drmic is also among the ranks, having joined from Norwich City in the summer.
Thomas Tuchel saw his side return to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over West Ham United on Saturday and will be keen to build further momentum with another win here, although rotation is likely as their hectic schedule continues to pick up pace.
Luckily for the German, however, only N’Golo Kante (thigh) is missing through injury, while new signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (jaw) and Denis Zakara (work permit) will be hoping to make their debuts. Elsewhere, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz will all be pushing for starts should Tuchel look to freshen things up.