Chelsea will face Real Madrid in a crucial Champions League match, with the Blues looking to secure their place in next season’s competition. This will be Frank Lampard’s second game as interim boss of Chelsea, and he will be hoping to lead his team to victory against the LaLiga giants. Real Madrid won the Champions League last season after defeating Thomas Tuchel’s men in the quarter-finals.
Despite this, Chelsea have a good record against Real Madrid, having lost only one of their seven games against them. With this being their last chance to earn Champions League football for next season, the Blues will be looking to go all out for the win.
On the other hand, Carlo Ancelotti’s side has little chance of catching Barcelona in the LaLiga title race, so they will be fully focused on making it to the semi-finals of the Champions League. In the last round, Real dispatched Liverpool 6-2 on aggregate and will be confident of sealing a big lead at the Bernabeu before heading to Stamford Bridge to finish the job.
The starting lineups for both teams have been announced. Real Madrid will start with Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr, and Benzema. Chelsea will start with Kepa, Fofana, Silva, Koulibaly, James, Kante, Fernandez, Kovacic, Chilwell, Sterling, and Felix.
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