UEFA: Chelsea vs Real Madrid return leg at Stamford Bridge preview team news and more
Will Real Madrid be able to win their 14th European Crown or Chelsea will go to the UEFA Champions League final to make their first?
UEFA Champions League semi-final Chelsea vs Real Madrid return leg will be played on Wednesday night, May 5, 2021, the game will be played behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid at their Madrid, made the scoreline 1-1 draw with Chelsea but it is now that they are visiting Chelsea who have one crucial away goal. And Manchester City is already in the finals after beating Paris Saint-German on Tuesday night. Manchester City will face either Real Madrid or Chelsea after tonight’s game it will be clear who is going to Istanbul, Turkey to face Pep Guardiola’s side in the UEFA Champions League final.
The whole world wants Hazard to show up today against his former club, but not to forget Benzema will of course be the talisman for the club as he is the veteran of the club. Notwithstanding, the 33-year-old, to date, has scored 71 goals in the competition and could become the outright fourth top scorer in history if he scores in this game, overtaking Real Madrid legend Raul (71).
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 4, 2021
Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic is out after sustaining a setback in training, but Thomas Tuchel will have Antonio Rudiger back on the field, though Toni will be wearing a face mask after he missed Saturday’s win over Fulham with a knock picked up in the first leg. And Mason Mount was forced off late in the Fulham clash with a spine problem but Tuchel said afterward that the change was prudent. Rest all players are available for Tuchel.
It is a semi-final. The pressure is on, it’s a knockout game and so to arrive with a level of belief and confidence is necessary, or we will have no chance.’ – Tuchel
Chelsea last games: W-D-W-D-W
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) May 4, 2021
Real Madrid Boss Zidane insists Marcelo will be ready despite being called up for polling duty in a local election the day before the game, whole Eden Hazard could play a more prominent role as his comeback from injury continued with a start against Osasuna on Saturday. Raphael Varane, Lucas Vazquez, and Dani Carvajal are currently recuperating from injuries and will be unable to travel with the squad. Federico Valverde has recovered from coronavirus and Mendy is back as well.
“I have a good feeling. We are pleased to be here in this game and we know what game to expect tomorrow. We know what we have to do and tomorrow we will give everything we have.” – Zidane
Real Madrid last games: W-D-D-W-D
Chelsea possible lineup (4-3-3): Courtois; Nacho, Militao, Ramos, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Hazard
Chelsea possible lineup (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Mount, Pulisic; Havertz