Chelsea have a crucial 1-0 advantage against Atletico Madrid ahead of their Champions League last-16 second leg match today, MySportDab reports.
Chelsea want to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2014 today and must get past Atletico Madrid again.
Coach Thomas Tuchel has some difficult decisions to make on his squad for today’s Champions League match.
Chelsea Team News
Kepa Arrizabalaga was given a chance to prove himself by Tuchel with a surprise Premier League start against Newcastle.
The Spaniard kept a clean sheet but, Mendy will keep his place as the Goalkeeper for today’s match.
Chelsea have now kept five consecutive clean sheets with Mendy in goal in recent weeks.
often playing a part to help build Chelsea’s impressive defensive record.
Defenders: Alonso, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta
Thiago Silva remains unavailable due to a thigh injury and could could return in the next Premier League match.
With Thiago missing, Tuchel has started Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in defence.
Cesar Azpilicueta Completes the Chelsea defence for today’s match.
Midfielders: Kante, Kovacic, Kai Havertz.
Chelsea are without Jorginho and Mason Mount due to suspension for the second leg.
Mateo Kovacic comes in to replace Jorginho alongside N’Golo Kante.
But, Kai Havertz could start ahead of Hakim Ziyech in front of Kante and Jorginho today.
Forwards: Hudson Odoi, Giroud, Werner.
All three players got some rest at the weekend against Leeds but they could all start against Atletico Madrid.
Callum Hudson Odoi has proven his quality under Tuchel since the German was appointed.
Timo Werner will hope to make good use of another opportunity if he starts today.
Olivier Giroud completes with attack and Chelsea Fans will be hoping for a repeat of his 1st leg performance.
Chelsea Vs Atletico Madrid Kick-off:
The Champions League match starts at 9pm.
Champions League Matches Today:
Chelsea Vs Atletico Madrid 9pm
Bayern Munich Vs Lazio 9pm