The Spanish based team battle Chelsea today fo the Semis of the UCL in a first encounter meeting
Due to reconstructions, Madrid haven’t staged a game at Santiago Bernabeu for month now as they have been using their alternate stadium.
Los Blancos hope to extend past the West Londoners with an advantageous victory before looking to finalize with the second legs.
Chelsea on the other hand will be hoping to prove their selves after making it to the stage for the first time since 2014.
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Christian Pulisic was with Tuchel during the press conference yesterday and confirmed he is feeling fully fit as he eyes a starter tonight.
Azpilicueta is a more likely starter too while Silva and Rudiger complete him in a three man defense.
Callum Hudson-Odoi maybe in the wing back role today after seeing his captain take up the duty in their previous game.
Mateo Kovacic failed to make a return to fitness after picking up a hamstring injury during their training lately.
We could still likely see the front three of Mason Mount, Pulisic and Kai Havertz while Ziyech, Timo and Abraham start from the bench.
On the other hand, Vinicius is a ready starter tonight after stunning Liverpool in the previous round.
Eden Hazard returned to action against Real Betis and created most chances than any other player after spending just 20mins on the pitch.
It’s likely he could start from the bench but more preferable if he starts alongside Vinicius and Zidane in a front 3 attack.
Sergio Ramos is a major doubt for the game tonight over injury worries.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Predicted Line Up
Real Madrid; Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Nacho; Modric, Kross, Casemiro; Benzema, Ansensio, Vinicius.
Manager: Zinedine Zidane.
Chelsea F.C; Mendy; Rudiger, Silva, Azpilicueta; Ben Chiwell, N’golo Kante, Jorginho, Hudson-Odo; Pulisic, Havertz, Mason Mount.
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
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