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

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Spanish Giants Real Madrid will lock horns with Struggling Premier League side Chelsea in Champions League Quarter Finals clash.

Real Madrid thrashed Liverpool on a aggregate scoreline of 6:2 in Round of 16 stage. On the contrary, Chelsea came from behind in the second leg against Borrusia Dortmund to reach Quarter Finals. Blues aggregate scoreline was 2:1.

Both the team played a blockbuster Quarter Final last year, however Real Madrid advance on a aggregate scoreline of 5:3 to end Chelsea’s title defence.

Real Madrid Champions League Form: D L W W W

Chelsea Champions League Form: W W W L W

REAL MADRID VS CHELSEA: TEAM NEWS

Real Madrid Team News

Ferland Mendy is going to miss the first-leg Quarter Final clash against Chelsea due to calf injury. Carlo Ancelotti rested Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Eder Militao and Eduardo Camavinga against Villarreal this weekend, but should be in line to call up for starting line-up at Santiago Bernabeu.

However, same can be said for Federico Valverde, who was suspended for punching Villarreal’s Alex Baena for making a personal comment on Uruguayan’s family.

Real Madrid’s Possible Line-up

Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Chelsea Team News

Mason Mount’s availability is still in question, as the English midfielder is suffering from abdominal issues. Chelsea’s other injured players are Armando Broja, Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva. Players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Benoit Badiashile, Noni Madueke and David Datro Fofana are not part of the Champions League Squad this season.

Chelsea’s Possible Line-up

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Reece James, Kalidou Koulibaly, Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, Enzo Fernandez, N’golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mykhailo Mudryk, João Felix, Raheem Sterling.

OUR PREDICTION

Real Madrid 3:0 Chelsea

Real Madrid will comprehensively win first-leg of the Quarter-final clash against Chelsea. Karim Benzema will hopefully make to the scoresheet at the Bernabeu. Although, Chelsea Interim Manager Frank Lampard will hope to end the season at high note.

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