Chelsea will take on Carlo Ancelloti’s high-flying Real Madrid side for the return leg of their crucial Champions League quarterfinal clash at the Santiago Bernabeu in coming days.
Thomas Tuchel’s men suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge few days ago.
However, there is still a lot to play for and the West London side would fancy their chances in the return leg.
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea (Kickoff Date)
Real Madrid will be up against Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, 12th April, 2022, at exactly 8pm for the reverse fixture of their crucial Champions League quarterfinal clash.
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea (Injury list)
Chelsea will be without some of their key players for the crucial contest. Azpilicueta and Lukaku are currently struggling for fitness after testing positive for Covid-19 while Ben Chilwell and Hudson-Odoi are out of contention.
On the hand, Real Madrid will also be without Eden Hazard for their crunchy Champions League tie. The Belgian forward seems to be the only first-team player unavailable for selection except if the situation changes in the next couple of days.
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea (Possible Lineup)
Thomas Tuchel would face selection headache ahead of Chelsea’s crucial contest with Real Madrid.
The German manager might be forced to make some alterations to his side that lost to Real Madrid in the first leg.On the contrary, Carlo Ancelloti might stick with the same side that defeated Chelsea in the reverse fixture.
Chelsea’s Possible Lineup:
Defenders: Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger
Wing-backs: Alonso, Reece James
Midfielders: Kovacic, Jorginho
Attackers: Mount, Havertz, Werner
Real Madrid’s Possible Lineup
Defenders: Militao, Alaba, Carvajal, Mendy
Midfielders: Casemiro, Modric, Kroos
Attackers: Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea (Stars To Watch)
Real Madrid: Karim Benzema
It’s quite easy to pick out Karim Benzema as the star to watch for Real Madrid on Tuesday night. The French forward found the back of the net three times in the reverse fixture and remains Real Madrid’s most dangerous player for their crucial return leg clash.
Chelsea: Kai Havertz
The German attacker was Chelsea’s best player in the reverse fixture. Despite suffering an embarrassing defeat at Stamford Bridge, Kai Havertz managed to put up an electrifying performance in the final third. The sensational player seems to be enjoying a productive spell at the club this season.