While that might be something the club have taken for granted over the years, progression out of Group E was hardly guaranteed when Graham Potter was appointed.
Still, back-to-back wins over AC Milan and a draw with Salzburg in his first game in charge have Chelsea sitting top of the group.
Given the hectic schedule, securing qualification could afford Potter the chance to rest players for the final game against Dinamo Zagreb.
With so many games coming thick and fast before the World Cup, that could well be crucial. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Champions League group game is scheduled for a 5.45pm BST kick-off time on Tuesday October 25, 2022.
The Red Bull Arena in Salzburg will host.
Where to watch RB Salzburg vs Chelsea
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 4.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game on a live stream via the BT Sport website or app.
LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the ground.
RB Salzburg vs Chelsea team news
Salzburg could be missing a number of key players for the clash, with Justin Omoregie, Fernando, Ousmane Diakite and Nicolas Capaldo all expected to miss out.
For Chelsea, Kalidou Koulibaly is injured after missing training on Monday.
The rest of the squad are fit and available for selection despite rumours that Marc Cucurella is still struggling with an illness.
Potter is expected to go with his best possible line up in Europe with the chance to secure top spot in Group E on offer.
It will likely see a similar team to the one that faced Manchester United on Saturday, with a back four probable due to defensive absentees.
Kai Havertz could be the one thrown in to freshen things up and Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will compete over two midfield spots.
Blow: Koulibaly missed training on Monday
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RB Salzburg vs Chelsea prediction
There was little to split these two sides little over a month ago but Chelsea undoubtedly look a much stronger side now.
Chelsea to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 0
RB Salzburg wins: 0