Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Confirmed lineups
Chelsea will need to overcome a two-goal deficit to keep their Champions League hopes alive when they face Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio scored the hosts’ goals in the Champions League quarterfinal matchup last week in Madrid. Chelsea should win by no less than three objectives to progress to the semi-finals, an accomplishment that appears to be unimaginable in light of late structure.
The Blues have drawn two and lost five in their last seven games in all competitions, with Frank Lampard losing all three matches since taking charge.
Chelsea XI: Kepa; Fofana, Thiago Silva, Chalobah; James, Kovacic, Enzo, Kante, Cucurella; Gallagher, Havertz.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Camavinga; Modric, Kroos, Valverde; Vinícius Júnior, Benzema, Rodrygo.
Former Chelsea star will claim historic treble if Roma win the Europa League
As the season approaches its end, the pursuit of European glory captivates the minds of six prominent clubs spanning the continent.
Tammy Abraham stands out as a player well-acquainted with triumph on the grandest stage, and he has the chance to elevate himself further on Wednesday night.
Should Roma emerge victorious in the Europa League final against Sevilla, Abraham will etch his name in the annals of football history as the first individual to secure all three of the current European trophies, having previously triumphed in the Champions League and Europa Conference League.
This remarkable feat, achieved within a mere three seasons, would solidify Abraham’s legacy and elevate him to legendary status.
The 25-year-old’s journey across continental football commenced at Chelsea, where he contributed to their victorious Champions League campaign during the 2020/21 season.
Following a tumultuous period under the management of Frank Lampard, Chelsea made the decision to part ways with their revered club icon and brought in Thomas Tuchel to guide the team’s fortunes.
Bayern Munich vs Man City: Confirmed lineups
On Wednesday, in the second leg of a Champions League quarterfinal matchup at Allianz Arena, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will face his former club Bayern Munich for the first time since he left Bayern Munich in 2016.
Before moving on to lead Manchester City, Guardiola, now 52, led Bayern Munich for three seasons (2013–16) and won the Bundesliga title each time. On Wednesday, Guardiola’s men enter the second leg with a 3-0 lead by virtue of the team’s decisive victory last week.
Bayern Munich XI: Sommer; Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, Cancelo; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Coman, Choupo-Moting.
Man City XI: Ederson; Akanji, Stones, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Bernardo, Haaland, Grealish.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Confirmed lineups
Ancelotti’s Real Madrid proceed with their title protection against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the quarter-final phase of the UEFA Champions League. For the third season in a row, the two teams will face off in the Champions League knockout stages. Each time, the team that came out on top took home the trophy.
Real Madrid enters this match having lost to Villarreal at home for the first time this season in La Liga. This comes after Los Blancos beat Barcelona at home to successfully advance to the Copa del Rey final. Although Madrid has only won one of their last seven matches against Chelsea, they have advanced to the knockout stages in each of their last three encounters with English teams. Real Madrid has additionally scored in every one of their last 30 home knockout games.
This season, Chelsea hired a new manager, returning Frank Lampard to the dugout. The London Blues, who currently sit 11th in the Premier League table, come into this match having suffered yet another defeat at the hands of Wolves. Chelsea has only lost one of their last nine knockout games against Spanish opponents, despite their poor league performance.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Rodrygo, Vini Jr, Benzema.
Chelsea XI: Kepa; Fofana, Koulibaly, Thiago Silva; James, Kanté, Kovacic, Enzo Fernández, Chilwell; Sterling, Joao Félix.
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