CHELSEA VS ATLETICO MADRID FACTS
When does Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid kick off? Wednesday 17th March, 2021 – 20:00 (UK)
Where is Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid being played? Stamford Bridge, London
Where can I get tickets for Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid? A lot of Champions League games are being played without spectators but the situation is changing rapidly so it is worth checking official club websites for updates
What TV channel is Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule
CHELSEA VS ATLETICO MADRID TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso; Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Giroud
Unavailable: Jorginho (Suspended), Mount (Suspended)
Questionable: Abraham (Injured), Thiago Silva (Injured)
Predicted line-up (5-3-2): Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Carrasco; Llorente, Koke, Lemar; Correa, Suarez
CHELSEA VS ATLETICO MADRID PREDICTION
A goal from French striker Olivier Giroud secured Chelsea a magnificent 0-1 victory away at Atletico Madrid, ensuring that the Blues enter this second leg in London with a slender advantage. If the Spaniards wish to progress onwards to the Champions League quarter-finals, they must do what no other team has managed to do thus far and beat a Thomas Tuchel managed Chelsea side over 90 minutes..
Since Tuchel took charge at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have gone 12 matches in all competitions without defeat and their 0-0 draw away to Leeds in the Premier League this past weekend was their five successive clean sheet in all competitions.
The hosts know that another shutout here would see them advance in this round of 16 tie and they are not expected to take any unnecessary risks that could open the door for an Atletico team who will have to sacrifice a portion of defensive stability in their bid to breach Chelsea’s defence.
With that in mind, another very tight encounter is expected and as was the case in the first leg, under 2.5 goals scored over the course of 90 minutes looks very much on the cards.