RMA vs CHE, UEFA Champions League 2021/22: MPL Preview, Predictions & Fantasy Team: Chelsea will travel to Spain in a do or die battle as they are scheduled to face Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.
A Karim Benzema hat-trick took the first tie away from the European champions at the Stamford Bridge as they are facing a monumental task to bring their Champions League campaign back on track. Thomas Tuchel’s men had a brilliant preparation for the game as they thumped Southampton 6-0 in the Premier League. Goals from Timo Werner, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Marcos Alonso heaved a sigh of relief on the London giants as two back to back losses mounted huge pressure on them.
The six goal crushing of the Saints will provide a huge boost to their Champions League credentials as they are probably going to play their most important game of the season.
A top four finish looks almost certain for them in the Premier League for Chelsea who lost their grip on the title gradually despite a brilliant start to the season.
They further cannot allow their European dream to be quashed by the Spanish team that has been in rampaging form this season.
Despite a 2 goal cushion, Madrid cannot sit comfortably as Chelsea do have a number of players at their disposal who can turn around any game on their own.
Madrid booked their quarterfinal berth with a brilliant comeback win over Paris Saint Germain and they need to stop their opponent from repeating this feat.
Karim Benzema has been in the form of his life and Los Blancos will solely depend on him for goals. Madrid are on their way to another La Liga title and they warmed up for the match in style as they defeated Getafe 2-0 in the Spanish top flight.
The match will be evenly poised as the home side will not try anything extraordinary and will try to keep the basics pretty simple. They have at least scored two goals in their last three matches at the Santiago Bernabeu and their opponent team must be aware of this feat.
RMA vs CHE, UEFA Champions League 2021/22
Date: 13th April 2022
Time: 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu
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Head to Head
Both the teams have met each other 6 times so far. Chelsea have the edge as they have won three times while Real Madrid have one win and two match ended in draws.
Real Madrid Team News
Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic will be unavailable for this match while Eder Militao will serve a suspension and Nacho Fernandez will take his place. Carlo Ancelotti will have a full refreshed squad at his disposal and he will likely to name a full strong squad for this game.
Chelsea Team News
Barring Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi the Blues don’t seem to have any fresh injury concerns. Romelu Lukaku missed the last match and could be available for this match. Cesar Azpilicueta contacted the Covid-19 and it will be a bit difficult for him to get himself on that plane to the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid Possible Lineup
Courtois; Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Chelsea Possible Lineup
Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Ziyech, Mount; Havertz