The first leg of the #UCLQuarterFinals would see Chelsea host Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge, and here are important updates you should know ahead of the fixture.
Today, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, the Champions of Europe, Chelsea, would take on the most successful club in the Champions League in the first leg of this expected #UCLQuarterFinals. This is not the first time the two sides are meeting in the competition as Chelsea got the better of Real Madrid in the Semifinals of the champions league in the 2020/2021 season; saw them lift the Champions League last season.
Real Madrid would be looking to turn the tides in this fixture and not have a repeat of last season.
Players And Coach Updates
Ben Chilwell still remains out of the Blues line-up as Thomas Tuchel confirmed in his press conference on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, that Chelsea would have to switch it up and change the formation; he confirmed that Ngolo Kante, one or both of the rested Jorginho, and Mateo Kovacic would all be available to improve the strength of the midfield.
‘Captain’ America Christian Pulisic would also be available for the fixture scheduled for today, Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Reece James would also be available, but it is uncertain if Hudson Odoi would feature in this fixture.
Real Madrid Players and Coach
The Real Madrid team received a coach boost when it was confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti could go-ahead to travel to meet the Los Blancos side in London after testing negative for COVID-19. It was also confirmed that Eden Hazard is also set to miss the fixture following his surgery for an injury sustained.
Real Madrid has failed to beat Chelsea in any of their last 5 meetings across all competitions.
Chelsea wins: 3
Real Madrid wins: 0
This is a hard match to call looking at the runs of both teams. We see a draw 1-1 playing out at Stamford Bridge today.