Chelsea will welcome Real Madrid in the. reverse leg of the Semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
The first leg in Spain ended 1-1 with the blues getting an all-important away goal. Both teams will have a point to prove in this clash.
Real Madrid are know to rise to big games and could potentially mark an underwhelming season with both the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League this year.
Los Blancos will go into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over Osasuna in the La Liga over the weekend.
Chelsea have been a resurgent force under German manager Thomas Tuchel and have shown tremendous improvement over the past few months. The Blues defeated Fulham by a 2-0 margin and will be boosted by the victory ahead of the clash.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head
Real Madrid have a good record against Chelsea and have won two out of three games played between the two teams. Chelsea have never defeated Real Madrid in an official fixture and will look to make history on Wednesday.
Chelsea form guide: W-D-W-D-W
Real Madrid form guide: W-D-D-W-D
Mateo Kovacic remains sidelined with an injury and N’Golo Kante and Jorginho will have to make up for his absence. Antonio Rudiger overcame a knock and will likely be available for selection.
Injured: Mateo Kovacic
Real Madrid find themselves in an unprecedented situation with Marcelo’s polling station duties affecting his availability for this game. Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal are currently recuperating from injuries and will be unable to travel with the squad.
Ferland Mendy and Sergio Ramos completed Monday’s training session with the rest of the squad and appear ready to face Chelsea
Injured: Lucas Vazquez, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane
Chelsea vs Real Madrid Predicted XI
Chelsea Predicted XI (3-4-3): Edouard Mendy; Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen; Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho; Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner
Real Madrid Predicted XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos; Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema
Chelsea vs Real Madrid Prediction
Chelsea played well against Real Madrid last week and will need to hold their ground in this fixture. Timo Werner missed a few gilt-edged opportunities in the first leg and has a massive point to prove at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid have not been at their best this season and will need to work hard to negate Chelsea’s advantage in the tie. Los Blancos will need to overcome a resilient Thomas Tuchel defence to have any chances of qualifying
Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Real Madrid
Wednesday, 5 May 2021, kick-off time: 20:00 ( West African Time)