The UEFA Champions League semi finals bring to us yet another mouth watering clash on Wednesday night. After yesterday’s fantastic match between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City wherein Pep Guardiola’s men secured their first Champions League finals; we can surely expect another thriller at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid CF Preview
Chelsea FC Preview
Chelsea were boosted by a confident win against Fulham in the Premier League during the weekend. German international Kai Havertz got two important goals which will be helpful to building his confidence.
Chelsea have the upper hand at the moment without a doubt- they have the advantage of the all important away goal. But it requires to be seen whether they can hold on to it and maintain their good defensive record.
Real Madrid Preview
As for Real Madrid CF they too got their required win against Osasuna in the La Liga. Osasuna goalkeeper Herrera denied them a couple of times before defender Eder Militao finally nodded them in and Casemiro made it two nil.
For Real Madrid CF- they have to score. And they will once again look up to their striker Karim Benzema for assistance. Benzema will have to be in top notch form if they are to have any chance of turning this one around.
Team News and injuries
The Blues will continue to miss the likes of Matteo Kovacic in their squad but other than that they have a fully fit squad at their disposal. Thomas Tuchel did talk about Antonio Rudiger facing some niggles bit says he will be fine to continue.
Real Madrid CF injuries
The actual injury problems comes for Zinedine Zidane who will have to make some tough decisions. However Zidane will definitely be boosted by the return of club captain Sergio Ramos after a bout of Covid 19.
Moreover he will also have the likes of Freddie Valverde and Eden Hazard. Raphael Varane had to pull out at the last minute having played the first leg.
Chelsea last five matches record
- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham
- Chelsea 1-1 Real Madrid
- Chelsea 1-0 West Ham United
- Chelsea 0-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
- Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City
Real Madrid Last Five matches record
- Real Madrid 2-0 Osasuna
- Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea
- Real Madrid 0-0 Betis
- Real Madrid 3-0 Cadiz FC
- Real Madrid 0-0 Getafe
Chelsea vs Real Madrid CF Head to head Record
Chelsea will be facing Real Madrid for the fifth time in the continental stage. In all the previous meetings (W2 D2), Chelsea are yet to lose a match against the los Blancos. This will be the first time that they will be hosting Real Madrid at home.
- Chelsea 1-1 Real Madrid( April 2021)
- Chelsea 2-1 Real Madrid (1998)
- Chelsea 2-1 Real Madrid ( May 1971)
- Chelsea 1-1 Real Madrid ( May 1971)
Live Stream details
- TUNE IN AT 12: 30 am (IST) sharp on Wednesday night to catch the semi finals.
- Live Stream details – SONY LIV
- Channels broadcasting – Sony Ten 2
- UK Stream details – BT SPORTS
- USA Stream details – CBS SPORTS
- AUSTRALIA Stream details- Optus Sports
Predicted Line Ups
CHELSEA – Eduoard Mendy, Cesar Azpillecueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, N’golo Kante, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic.
REAL MADRID CF – Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Freddie Valverde, Ferland Mendy, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema.
It looks a tight match tonight but we are going to go with a Chelsea win. Real Madrid have all the experience in the knockout stages but it looks like Chelsea’s young side might just overrun them. We are going for a slender Chelsea win.
Full Time : CHELSEA 1-0 REAL MADRID CF