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.