It the return leg of the UEFA Champions League clash which involves Chelsea Vs Atletico Madrid and KimTrendNaija is here with the matchday preview which we will talk about the Blues and how they are taking the game.
The first leg of the encounter ended with a victory for Chelsea who won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Olivier Giroud, and the second leg is going down today with the Blues looking to advance to the next round of the competition.
It will be another huge task for the Premier League side who will be without two of their players that took part in the first leg which both Jorginho and Mason Mount are going to miss due to their yellow cards.
Chelsea Vs Atletico Madrid Team News
Chelsea continued with their unbeaten run after a goalless draw at Ellen Road against Leeds United which was a disappointing despite for the Blues who couldn’t score as Kai Havertz was used as a false 9.
It has been a struggle for goals as Timo Werner is still trying to find his goal scoring boats which has seen him score few goals not enough to help his side with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud delivering more of the goals so far.
According to Thomas Tuchel, we might be seeing him play Kai Havertz as a false 9 in the second leg later today and all hands will be on deck as they will be looking to secure their 1-0 advantage from the first encounter which was away from home.
Chelsea Vs Atletico Madrid Injuries Update
Thomas Tuchel will be looking to salvage something out of the game to enable his side to move to the next round of the UEFA Champions League as they will still be without Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham.
Tammy Abraham is currently struggling with an ankle injury which has kept him out for a short period away from the team, although he is back in training and no assurance if he will start the game or not.
Meanwhile, Thiago Silva is nearing a comeback but he won’t be rushed into playing a huge game after being out for a period of time as the manager will be relying on his current three man wall to get the job done.
Chelsea Vs Atletico Madrid Lineup And Formation (3-4-2-1)
Thomas Tuchel will be going with his trusted legs which helped beat Atletico Madrid in the first leg, with the likes of Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner will be coming back into the starting lineup.
Meanwhile, Jorginho and Mason Mount are totally out of the game as they are serving a suspension which is due to more than one yellow card for both players as the Blues lineup today.
Edouard Mendy (Goalkeeper); Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma (Defenders); Reece James, NGolo Kante, Matteo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso (Midfielders);Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner (Attackers); Kai Havertz (Striker).
Don’t forget to check back before kick-off as the manager could decide to make some few changes if any player drops in their match fitness level before the players go out on the pitch of play.
The game will be played very late in the day as that has always been the schedule for the UEFA Champions League for a very long time.
20:00 UK Time While 9:00 PM Nigerian Time.
KTN Correct Scoreline Betting Tips
This game is a hard call despite Chelsea taking a 1-0 advantage to their home, it still not certain they might get a win and go through to the next round of the competition.
Although with Thomas Tuchel unbeaten run so far since taking over, it a possibility that the blues might play out a goalless draw or win the game by a little margin.
Chelsea 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Chelsea 0-0 Atletico Madrid
Chelsea 1-1 Atletico Madrid