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UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 2021-22: Real Madrid v Chelsea Top 5 Players to Watch Out For

Real Madrid and Chelsea are set to meet in the Quarter final’s first leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, 6 April 2022. 

Champions League Quarter Final 2021-22 Matchday has arrived and some of the European giants will fight it out to see themselves in the Semi-Final. With No Messi and Ronaldo in the competition, all eyes are on Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. They last met at the semi-finals last season where Los Blancos got the better of Chelsea. 

Here are the top 5 players to watch out for in this game:

Real Madrid

KARIM BENZEMA

Karim Benzema has been the key asset for Real Madrid since Cristiano Ronaldo left in 2018. Benzema has been in sublime form this season and may probably be the best player for Real Madrid by far. He has scored 8 goals and 1 assist in 7 UCL games. He is the main man to worry for the Chelsea defenders for his immense movement inside the box and his ability to score from anywhere. 

LUKA MODRIC

Real Madrid’s star of the midfield is undoubtedly the one-time Ballon d’Or winner, Luka Modric. At the age of 36, he is proving game after game that he is not going to end anytime soon. His ability to cross the ball and his outswing passes can make Chelsea’s life horrible.

VINICIUS JR. 

One of the best left-wingers in the world without any doubt will be very difficult to stop. His ability to cut inside the box and his sprints will surely put Chelsea defenders into trouble. Azplicueta, Thiago Silva will be tested by his runs across both the wings. With 2 goals and 5 assists, he is going to be a key asset along with Benzema at the front. 

Chelsea

THIAGO SILVA 

Thiago Silva is one of the best defenders for Chelsea this season. He along with Rudiger will be a tough competition for the attackers of Madrid. He wins aerial duals and stands still on his feet and doesn’t commit early. With a huge bucket of experiences, the Brazilian International can be a nightmare for Real Madrid attackers. 

KAI HAVERTZ

Havertz will look to play from behind the strikers and would look to supply defense-breaking passes to the strikers. He can run into the box and score crucial goals. He has two goals to his name in the UCL. 

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