Al-Hilal vs Chelsea are facing each other in the upcoming match of the FIFA Club World Cup. The match is set to happen at The Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 9th February. The English side will be looking to secure their spot in the finals against the Saudi-based Al-Hilal in their upcoming fixture.
Time– 10:00 PM
Where to watch– Voot and JioTV
Venue– Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Blue Waves reached the Semi-Finals of the Club World Cup by winning the AFC Champions League. They took down the South Korean team Pohang Steelers by a scoreline of 2-0 in the final of the tournament last year in November. Leonard Jardim's men are currently sitting at 4th with 31 points to their name and are 12 points behind the current league leaders Al-Ittihad.
Now looking at their statistics this season, Al-Hilal has managed to win 8 with 7 draws and only 2 losses in their 17 Saudi Professional League (SPL) matches this season. Al-Hilal has qualified for the Semifinals after ruthlessly taking down Al-Jazira by a scoreline of 6-1 in their CWC Round 2 Match.
Injuries: Al-Hilal has all of their players available for selection
Unavailable/Doubtful: No players are unavailable for selection in the upcoming fixture.
The Blues, on the other hand, have qualified for the Club World Cup 2022 after conquering the Champions League title last season. Chelsea's last appearance in this competition was back in 2012. Unfortunately, they lost the match 1-0 against the Brazilian team Corinthians. So Chelsea will be looking forward to getting their first CWC title this season. Chelsea's form in the Premier League this season has been quite a run as they are currently sitting at 3rd with 47 points to their name.
However, they are in a very close battle with Liverpool FC who are currently 2nd in the table with 48 points. But Chelsea is 10 points off the current league leaders Manchester City. Now looking at their stats this season, The Blues have won 13 with 8 draws and 3 defeats in their 24 matches so far this season. However, they have to travel to Abu Dhabi without their boss Thomas Tuchel, who has been tested positive for COVID19.
Injuries: Ben Chilwell and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are both injured, though, with the pair remaining in London. However, Reece James and Mason Mount have traveled with the squad with their respective injuries and are least likely to make an appearance.
Doubtful/Unavailable: Eduardo Mendy will join the team at a later date as Senegal won the AFCON 2021 final against Egypt.
6-1 win against Al-Jazira
1-1 draw against Al-Batin
3-2 win against Al-Taawoun
4-0 win against Al-Tai
4-3 win on Penalties against Al-Faisaly (Saudi Super Cup)
2-1 win against Plymouth Argyle
2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur
1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion
1-0 defeat against Manchester City
0-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur (EFL Cup)
Al-Hilal Saudi: Al Mayouf; Abdul Hamid, Hyun-Soo, Ali Bulaihi, Al Shahrani; Kanno, Cuellar; Marega, Pereira, Al Dawsari; Ighalo
Chelsea FC: Kepa; Azpilicueta, T Silva, Rudiger, Alonso; Kovacic, Kante, Jorginho; Werner, Lukaku, Ziyech