Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea, match tips & line up. Chelsea will take on Atletico Madrid in the principal leg of their keep going 16 Champions League clash on Tuesday night, with the apparatus being held in Romania due to Covid conventions over movement.

The match is actually Atletico’s home leg regardless of the way that it isn’t occurring in Spain, with the opposite installation because of happen in London in March.


Match preview

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone pictured on February 13, 2021

Atletico stay accountable for the La Liga title race, sitting three focuses clear of second-put Real Madrid at the highest point with a game close by, but Diego Simeone’s side will enter this match off the rear of a stun 2-0 home thrashing to Levante, and they have in reality just won one of their last four matches.

The Madrid goliaths were not at their best in the gathering phases of this current season’s Champions League, winning only two of their six Group An installations, however a sum of nine focuses was sufficient to see them advance to this stage.

Atletico defeated Liverpool at this phase of the 2019-20 rivalry however shockingly lost 2-1 to RB Leipzig in the quarter-finals; the Red and Whites have really arrived at the last eight or better in five of their last seven Champions League crusades and will be certain of beating Chelsea.

The La Liga club have arrived at two Champions League and three Europa League finals in the last 11 seasons, then, and have been successful in nine of their 11 two-legged knockout challenges with English groups.

Tuesday’s challenge in Romania will be the first occasion when that they have bolted horns with Chelsea since the gathering phases of the 2017-18 Champions League, with the English club winning 2-1 in Madrid before the focuses were partaken in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea's Timo Werner celebrates scoring against Newcastle United in the Premier League on February 15, 2021

Chelsea, in the mean time, easily advanced to the last-16 phase of the competition, completing top of Group E having gotten 14 focuses from their six games against Sevilla, Krasnodar and Rennes.

The Blues likewise advanced to the round of 16 last season however were serenely beaten 7-1 by inevitable champs Bayern Munich, while they have just really won five of their last 11 matches in this opposition.

The London goliaths have played 11 two-legged knockout binds with Spanish resistance and recorded only four triumphs, while they have won only two of their last 11 away knockout installations against La Liga clubs in UEFA rivalry, however the way that this game isn’t occurring in Madrid should help them.

Chelsea will enter Tuesday’s match off the rear of a 1-1 draw with Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday evening, which made it seven games unbeaten under their new lead trainer.

Thomas Tuchel led Paris Saint-Germain to last prepare’s Champions League last, eventually losing to Bayern, and the 47-year-old will be frantic to proceed with his positive beginning in charge.

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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva pictured on November 4, 2020

Atletico will be without the administrations of key defender Jose Gimenez, who limped off the field against Levante in La Liga on Saturday having endured a repeat of a solid issue.

Stefan Savic missed the class challenge through suspension however ought to supplant Gimenez in the beginning XI for this game, joining Mario Hermoso and Felipe in a protective position.

The La Liga outfit will likewise be without Yannick Carrasco, who has a strong issue, while Sime Vrsaljko has lost his fight to demonstrate his wellness, with neither part in the crew.

Hector Herrera is likewise inaccessible after a new sure Covid test, but Luis Suarez and Joao Felix are both accessible and should begin in the last third of the field.

Concerning Chelsea, Thiago Silva again passed up a major opportunity against Southampton on Saturday because of a strong issue, and Tuchel has affirmed that the veteran community back won’t be accessible for this game all things considered.

Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic have both voyaged following ongoing issues, however, while Tammy Abraham is accessible, having beaten a lower leg injury to lead the line against Southampton.

Tuchel isn’t required to roll out numerous improvements from the side that arranged at St Mary’s, with Timo Werner and Mason Mount again prone to help Abraham through the center.

N’Golo Kante could get approval over Mateo Kovacic alongside Jorginho, while Marcos Alonso could again keep out Ben Chilwell, with the Spaniard working his way back into the side under Tuchel.

Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Savic, Felipe, Hermoso; Llorente, Kondogbia, Koke, Saul, Lodi; Felix, Suarez

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Abraham, Werner

 

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