It’s Champions League week and football fans will be anticipating the blockbuster Real Madrid Vs Chelsea clash at Santiago Bernabeu on April 12.
It will be a rematch of the 2022 quarterfinals which the Blues lost with dignity after dragging the second leg to extra time at Santiago Bernabeu.
Chelsea nearly completed an astonishing comeback against the Merengues after cancelling out first leg 3-0 loss to win with same scoreline in Madrid.
Karim Benzema sank the Blues to dash comeback hopes for the Blues, but it was an honorable exit for the Premier League giants.
On Wednesday, Chelsea will have a chance to begin a revenge mission after the narrow 2022 quarterfinal loss.
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea match preview
Interestingly, Chelsea and Real Madrid had sour weekends in their domestic leagues. The Blues dismal Premier League campaign continued with a defeat against Wolves despite having a new man in-charge.
Real Madrid suffered a shock home defeat to Villarreal and are seemingly conceding the title race to Barcelona.
Both sides have a chance to right the wrongs and return to winning ways when they square up against each other in Madrid.
Bookmakers will give it to Real Madrid despite the loss to Villarreal. They will head into the game as European giants against underdogs.
Chelsea have struggled this season and have fallen into three different hands as the club struggles to gel together their new signings under Todd Boehly.
Taking on Real Madrid will be a tough test for the Premier League side and their interim manager Frank Lampard.
Real Madrid have not had a great Laliga season but are tipped as top favorites to win the trophy again after they dispatched last year final opponents, Liverpool, with a resounding aggregate win.
Both sides have two wins apiece and a draw in their last five games.
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea Team News
The reigning European champions have their star-studded side ready for the cracker. Courtois is expected to start in goal.
Camavinga, Militao, Carvajal and Rudiger are all fit for the game and will be available to line up in the defense.
Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema and fast-rising Brazilian winger Vincius Jr are also available to lead the Real Madrid attack while Tchouameni, Kroos and Modric will start at the middle of the park.
Frank Lampard is expected to stick with Kepa Arrizabalaga in the goal for Chelsea while Marc Cucurella and Koulibaly will lead the Blues’ defense.
Chelsea have key players who are risk of missing the second leg at Stamford Bridge if they are booked. They include Gallagher, Reece James, and Koulibaly.
Lampard rest N’Golo Kante against Wolves and is expected to start the prolific midfielder against Real Madrid, including Enzo Fernandez, and Joao Felix.
Real Madrid probable lineup: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Rüdiger, Camavinga; Modrić, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Chelsea probable lineup: Kepa; Fofana, Koulibaly, Cucurella; James, Kovaćič, Fernández, Chilwell; Sterling, João Félix, Havertz
It wil be tough for both sides, but Real Madrid are expected to grind out a win against the Blues at Santiago Bernabeu. The match will end in a 2-0 win for the Los Blancos.