The second leg of the #UCLQuarterFinals would see Real Madrid host Chelsea at Santiago Bernabeu, and here are important updates you should know ahead of the fixture.
Today, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Champions of Europe, Chelsea, would take on the most successful club in the Champions League in the second leg of this expected #UCLQuarterFinals. The Blues of London would look to turn the 3-1 deficit incurred in the first leg of the fixture.
Although this seems like a very high bridge to climb Real Madrid’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti believes that if there is one side can accomplish this, it would be Chelsea against all odds.
Real Madrid would also look to maintain their focus in this game and also prevent Chelsea from turning the tides in this fixture and not having a repeat of last season.
Players And Coach Updates
The injury list of Thomas Tuchel just got longer as the Blues boss confirmed that Romelu Lukaku, Ben Chilwell, Ross Barkley and Hudson Odoi are all out as a result of one injury or the other.
Chelsea has, however, received good news as the captain of the side Cesar Azpilicueta had tested negative for COVID-19 and is back on the blues side.
‘Captain’ America Christian Pulisic would also be available for the fixture scheduled for today, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Reece James and Timo Werner, who is currently in fine form, would also be available.
Real Madrid Players and Coach
Manager Carlo Ancelotti is suffering from setbacks in the Real Madrid team. He stated that
“He [Mendy] had an overload, and we preferred not to risk it. At the last minute, we [also] had a problem with Mariano [Diaz]. Apart from [Eder] Militao [suspended], I think everyone can be in the Chelsea game aside [Eden] Hazard, who is recovering from his operation.”
Real Madrid has broken the jinx as they beat Chelsea for the first time in their last six meetings across all competitions.
Chelsea wins: 3
Real Madrid wins: 1
This is a hard match to call looking at the runs of both teams. We see a win for Chelsea today by 4-1