Frank Lampard's side are not in particularly good form, having won just one of their last five games in all competitions.
Since returning from the most recent international break, Chelsea have drawn all three games that they have played. They followed up a capitulation in a 3-3 home draw against Southampton with goalless stalemates against Sevilla and Manchester United.
Krasnodar made their Champions League group stage debut last week with a 1-1 draw against Rennes in France. All four teams in Group E are currently level with a solitary point each.
The Russian side, though, are struggling in the domestic league, finding themselves in 8th spot after 12 rounds of action.
Krasnodar vs Chelsea Head-to-Head
Krasnodar and Chelsea have never faced each other in a competitive match of any kind before.
Krasnodar form guide: L-D-W-L-W
Chelsea form guide: D-D-D-W-L
Krasnodar vs Chelsea Team News
The Russian club will once again miss the services of Viktor Claesson, who has a muscle injury.
Injuries: Viktor Claesson
After a tough start to the season in terms of player availability, Frank Lampard does now have a full squad to choose from. Hakim Ziyech might be in line for his first Chelsea start, with Lampard likely to revert to a back four for this game.
Krasnodar vs Chelsea Predicted Lineups
Krasnodar Predicted XI (4-3-3): Matvei Safonov; Cristian Ramirez, Kaio Pantaleao, A. Martynovich, Igor Smolnikov; Tonny Vilhena, Yury Gazinsky, Danill Utkin; Remy Cabella, Marcus Berg, Ari
Chelsea predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Edouard Mendy; Reece James, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell; Jorginho, N'Golo Kante; Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount; Timo Werner
Krasnodar vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea are definitely favourites to win this game, but Frank Lampard's side have never really done things the straightforward way this season.
Edouard Mendy is a huge addition in goal as Lampard looks to cut out individual errors at the back. The Senegalese made a massive contribution during the draw against Manchester United on Saturday evening.
Krasnodar themselves are not in the best form, so Chelsea will definitely fancy themselves to win this game. It is also an important three points for Chelsea to gain, so that they don't leave themselves with much to do in the latter half of the group stage.
Prediction: Krasnodar 0-2 ChelseaPublished 27 Oct 2020, 01:10 IST