Match of the Week: Real Madrid-Chelsea
Real Madrid and Chelsea go head-to-head for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with the Madrid side looking to take the first step and score a win that will anoint them favorites for one of the four semi-final tickets, while the visitors want to keep their hopes alive and claim qualification at home.
Real Madrid wants to confirm the character of the favorite in today's match. Carlo Ancelotti's side, after eliminating Liverpool, want to eliminate another English team and want to take advantage of their home ground by achieving an important victory. In the racing news, there is no particular problem for the Italian coach apart from the absence of Mendy.
Even the change in Chelsea's technical leadership and the arrival of Frank Lampard was unable to change their image and they were beaten 1-0 at home to Wolves. The Chelsea legend will try to change her image in tonight's match and at least be able to get a reaction and claim the best he can. The positive news is that Mount, Kante, Bettinelli, Athpilicueta and Thiago Silva, who were absent with injuries, have returned to the team.
In the last five matches, Real Madrid has three wins and two losses
Chelsea have two defeats, two draws and one win in their last five matches in all competitions
Real Madrid have just one win in their last five games against Chelsea
In four of Real Madrid's last five games there have been more than 2.5 goals.
There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in three of Chelsea's last five matches.
Real Madrid: 4-3-3: Courtois - Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Kamavinga - Modric, Valverde, Kroos - Rodrigo, Benzema, Vinicius
Chelsea: 4-3-3: Kepa – James, Koulibaly, Fofana, Chilwell – Fernandes, Kovacic, Kante – Sterling, Felix, Havertz