IS IT TOO LATE FOR CHELSEA IN REAL MADRID UCL QUARTERFINAL SECOND LEG? PREDICTION
Wounded Chelsea turn their focus to their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
It is looking like a tough uphill task for the Blues who lost the first leg 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeau a week ago.
Karim Benzema and Marcos Asensio were on target to gift Madrid the victory against 10-man Chelsea who saw Ben Chilwell sent off.
This will be the second time in three years that these teams have battled it out in the knockout stages, with Chelsea knocking them out in 2021.
Chelsea’s new interim manager Frank Lampard has now managed 3 games since taking over and has lost all of them.
The Blues have now advanced from five of their last seven Champions League ties in which they have lost the first leg away from home.
Though this seems as though it will be a different outing as they have failed to win 4 of the last games they have played at Stamford Bridge.
From their 19 UCL knockout ties in which they have won the first leg by at least two clear goals, Madrid have progressed from 18 of them.
Los Blancos are confident of progressing to the semis of the competition as they seek a record-extending 15th European title.
Can Chelsea find a way back here or is it too late for the English Premier League side? Click here to place your bet on this game.
What time does Chelsea vs Real Madrid start?
The game kicks off at 20:00pm BST at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid team news
After Chilwell’s sending off, this surely means that Marc Cucurella will return to the starting XI as Reece James occupies the opposite flank.
Ngolo Kante and Matteo Kovacic will be required to solidify things in midfield, possibly joined by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Up front, Joao Felix will return to the starting line-up after being rested over the weekend and will be supported by Raheem Sterling.
For the visitors, there are no changes expected from the side that started the first leg a week ago.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid head to head
These sides have played against each other 7 times and Madrid have come out on top 4 times, compared to Chelsea’s 2 wins.
Only one game has resulted in a draw.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid current form
The hosts are on a very poor run of form, losing 4 times and sharing the spoils in one other game in the matches leading to this one.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side on the other hand have 4 wins and 1 draw to their name in the last 5 games.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid prediction
After the first leg defeat, Chelsea are expected to score in this game but it is doubtful whether that will be enough to spark a comeback.
Over 2.5 goals is the best bet for this game.
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