Chelsea vs Real Madrid: UCL Quarterfinals, 2nd Leg Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Real Madrid will travel to Chelsea on Tuesday as they seek to confirm their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: UCL Quarterfinals, 2nd Leg Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Real Madrid have a 2 goal leaf heading into Stamford Bridge on Tuesday (Image- Eurosports)

Facing the unenviable task of trying to record a three-goal win over the reigning European champions, Chelsea vs Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night.

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Match Details:

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Stamford Bridge
  • Date: Tuesday 18 April
  • Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
  • VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT

Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Match Preview

Chelsea were probably fortunate to leave Madrid last week with this tie still (relatively) in the balance for Chelsea vs Real Madrid tomorrow. They were outclassed by Carlo Ancelotti's men in the Santiago Bernabéu and, given Ben Chillwell's red card on the hour mark with Lampard's side already a goal down, a 2-0 defeat wasn't a nightmarish outcome. 

Ben Chilwell will miss the second leg after a red card in the first leg (Image- Getty Images)

It is, however, still going to be an exceptionally difficult deficit to overcome. History tells us as much. 

Real Madrid have progressed from 18 of their 19 UEFA Champions League ties after winning the first leg by two or more goals, failing only in 2003-04 against Monaco in the quarter-final (4-2 first leg, 1-3 second leg, eliminated on away goals rule). The UCL veterans know how to see games out when they hold the advantage. 



— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 17, 2023

Ancelotti's side are just a different animal in Europe's premier club competition. They've won nine of their last 11 UEFA Champions League matches (D1 L1), and each of their last five knockout matches. All five of those wins have come against English clubs, and another one is in their crosshairs once again. 



— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 17, 2023

Yes, Chelsea have progressed in the last two occasions that they lost their opening away leg by two clear goals (versus Napoli in 2011-12 and against Paris Saint-Germain in 2013-14), but that was a very different time. 

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Team News:

Chelsea:

Ben Chilwell was sent off in the first leg and will be suspended for this one, joining injured centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly on the sidelines after the Senegal international pulled up in the first fixture.



— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 17, 2023

Thiago Silva, N'Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kai Havertz and Joao Felix all trained on Monday after being rested in the recent defeat to Brighton.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana and Noni Madueke are not registered in Chelsea's European squad.

Real Madrid:

It's business as usual for Carlo Ancelotti, whose only absentee remains left-back Ferland Mendy. Despite Nacho Fernandez's goalscoring showing at the weekend, expect Eduardo Camavinga to reclaim this spot.



— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 17, 2023

Vinicius Junior and Toni Kroos were both rested against Cadiz but the duo should return here.

Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Head to Head:

Chelsea have lost two of their last three matches against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, with both defeats coming in the quarterfinals of the competition.

Real Madrid won their previous game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – no team has ever secured two away victories against the Blues in the UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Predicted Line-ups:

Chelsea (3-5-2): Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Fofana; James, Kovacic, Fernandez, Kante, Cucurella; Havertz, Felix.

Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga; Kroos, Modric, Valverde; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius.

CHE vs RMA: Fantasy XI

Chelsea vs Real Madrid Fantasy XI: Courtois; Carvajal,Silva, Fofana, Kroos, Modric,Fernandez, Kante, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius, Felix.

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