The Real Madrid VS Chelsea FC game is one of the most awaited games of the Quarter-Finals of the UEFA Champions League. Madrid has been on a roll in the UCL this season. They might be struggling in the LA Liga, but their performance in the UCL has been fantastic. Chelsea on the other hand, has had decent performances in both leagues.
Their position in the Premier League Tabel is not very healthy but that is just a few games away from a great result. Chelsea will be boosted by the return of N’Golo Kante before the Real Madrid VS Chelsea game. The presence of Bernabeu fans will help the Los Blancos in the Real Madrid VS Chelsea game. Here is an in-depth look:
Real Madrid Preview:
Los Blancos are coming off after beating Barcelona at the Bernabeu. They beat the Catalans by 4-0. It was a big margin, and this would have given the Madrid players a lot of confidence. Riding high on that confidence, they will look to get past Chelsea. On the other hand, Chelsea will be low on confidence as they are coming after a loss at the hands of the Wolves in the Premier League.
Carlo Ancelotti is not trying anything exotic. Madrid plays in the very standard format of 4-4-2. They have two of the best strikers in the world and they make optimum use of both of these strikers. Karim Benzema is the “player to watch out”, this time around as well. He has been doing great in the games of late. In Classico, Vini’s performance was great as well. He harassed the Barcelona defense with his pace.
Real Madrid Last 5 Games Before Real Madrid VS Chelsea:
- 6th March 2023, UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid, 1 – 0, Liverpool
- 20th March 2023, La Liga, Barcelona, 2 – 1, Real Madrid
- 02nd April 2023, La Liga, Real Madrid, 6 – 0, Real Valladolid
- 06th April 2023, Copa Del Rey, Barcelona, 0 – 4, Real Madrid
- 09th April 2023, La Liga, Real Madrid, 2 – 3, Villarreal
Chelsea is in a period of tyranny. Their management has changed. Graham Potter was finally sacked after a string of losses. What makes the fans raise an eyebrow is the spending that Chelsea has done this season. They have the best players in each of the positions. Over 600 million euros have been spent to form this squad in the last 6 months. The Real Madrid VS Chelsea game will be a test of their abilities.
Frank Lampard has been brought on as a manager till the end of this season. They will not be in the best of mindset after the loss against Wolves in the Premier League. But the comeback is always greater than the setback. N’Golo Kante is also cleared to play after his hamstring injury. His return is a big boost to the men in blue. The Blues also play a very standard 4-3-3.
Chelsea Last 5 Games Before Real Madrid VS Chelsea:
- 11th March 2023, Premier League, Leicester City, 1 – 3, Chelsea,
- 18th March 2023, Premier League, Chelsea, 2 – 2, Everton,
- 01st April 2023, Premier League, Chelsea, 0 – 2, Aston Villa,
- 05th April 2023, Premier League, Chelsea, 0 – 0, Liverpool,
- 08th April 2023, Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1 – 0, Chelsea,
Real Madrid Starting XI for Real Madrid VS Chelsea FC:
- Thibaut Courtois (Goalkeeper)
- Dani Carvajal (Defender)
- Eder Militao (Defender)
- Antonio Rudiger (Defender)
- Nacho (Defender)
- Luka Modric (Mid-Fielder)
- Camavinga (Mid-Fielder)
- Toni Kroos (Mid-Fielder/Playmaker)
- Federico Valverde (Mid-Fielder)
- Karim Benzema (Striker)
- Vinicius Jr (Striker)
Chelsea FC Starting XI for Real Madrid VS Chelsea FC:
- Kepa (Goalkeeper)
- Reece James (Wing Back)
- Wesley Fofana (Centre Back)
- Kalidou Koulibaly (Centre Back)
- Ben Chilwell (Wing Back)
- Mateo Kovacic (Midfielder)
- Enzo Fernandez (Midfielder)
- N’Golo Kante (Midfielder)
- Raheem Sterling (Forward)
- Kai Havertz (Forward)
- Joao Felix (Forward)
Chelsea is not in the best of forms and the game is at the Santiago Bernabéu. This is the home ground of Real Madrid, and they will be keen on taking home advantage. The best possible result is 3-1 in favor of Real Madrid. Karim Benzema is expected to score a goal and so is Vinicius Jr. The other goal might be scored by Valverde who will have a great game in general. For Chelsea, Fofana is expected to do well. And if Kante returns, he will do well too.
Venue, Timings, and Broadcasting:
The game will be played in Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. The game starts at 12:30 am Indian Standard Time. Sony TV Network is the official broadcaster of the UEFA Champions League. So, any Sony TV Sports Channel will broadcast the game live. Sony Liv App can be used to stream the match.
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