The match is one of the first of the group stage, with an early kick-off, and the Blues will want to put their uneven start to the Premier League season to one side against Group E’s potential whipping boys. AC Milan and RB Salzburg make up the group.
Chelsea have conceded nine goals in six league games, which will give their Croatian opponents hope, but with the transfer window now closed, Thomas Tuchel will hope this squad becomes more settled, starting in Zagreb.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 5.45pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Stadion Maksimir in Croatia will host the match.
Where to watch Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 4.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea team news
Ben Chilwell has put himself right in the frame to start after a matchwinning cameo against West Ham, in which he scored one and assisted another in a 2-1 win.
Kai Havertz scored the winner and should return to the starting line-up, along with Mason Mount. Mateo Kovacic will want to face one of his former clubs and is making good progress on his return to full fitness.
Denis Zakaria could make his debut alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is set to play with a protective mask on.
Thiago Silva has been rested.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea prediction
This should be relatively comfortable for Chelsea, despite their recent struggles in the Premier League, given the gulf in quality between the two teams.
Dinamo are the minnows of the group and anything less than maximum points for the Blues, over both games, will be considered a failure.
Chelsea to win 3-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
This is the first ever meeting between these two teams.