Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Match Preview, Team News and Prediction

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Chelsea will lock horns with Real Madrid in the second-leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Stanford Bridge on Tuesday.

Los Blancos took 2:0 advantage over Chelsea at Bernabeu in the first-leg. Blues will now buckle up under new interim manager Frank Lampard.

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio goals led Real to victory last week. Ancelotti’s side will now travel to England to seal the deal.

However Chelsea lost against Brighton Hove Albion in Saturday’s Premier League clash. Blues are now winless in six successive matches.

On the contrary, Real Madrid defeated Cadiz in Sunday’s La Liga clash and they will look to win their sixth successive Champions League knockout match, which will set a new Continental Record for them.

Chelsea Champions League Form: W W L W L

Real Madrid Champions League Form: L W W W W

Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Team News

Chelsea Team News

Ben Chilwell was given straight red-card for a foul on Rodrigo and will miss the second-leg at Stanford Bridge. Other absentees for Chelsea are Kalidou Koulibaly, Armando Broja, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Carney Chukwuemeka. However Kai Havertz might start against Real as he was seen training ahead of the game.

Chelsea’s Possible Line-up

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva, Marc Cucurella, Enzo Fernandez, N’golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mykhailo Mudryk, Kai Havertz, João Felix

Real Madrid Team News

Ferland Mendy will miss the second-leg due to calf injury. Moreover, Ancelotti will call upon a nearly full-fit squad for the game.

Real Madrid’s Possible Line-up

Thibaut Courtois, Dany Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Eduardo Camavinga, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Rodrygo Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Our Prediction

Chelsea 1:2 Real Madrid

Real will defeat Chelsea again in the second-leg at Stanford Bridge as Blues poor form will continue. Lampard will have to change plans to end the season on a high-note.

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