The Real Madrid He has tonight the umpteenth challenge of this season in which he has been on the brink of the abyss on many occasions, but has never fallen. Today in Stamford Bridge He is in a very difficult situation again. The whites must outperform a Chelsea that starts with an advantage after the 1-1 of the first leg. Or what is the same, the English team will go out to the field already classified for the Champions League final. Real Madrid must win or achieve a draw of more than one goal to be in Istanbul on May 29.
In order to climb this last step that gives access to the final, Zidane recovers to Sergio Ramos, Mendy and Fede Valv
erde. Three key men in his typical team, but they haven’t played for a long time. The last game played by the Real Madrid captain was on March 16. Mendy and Valverde, meanwhile, have not played since April 14. A long time without competition rhythm that would cause them not to be headlines tonight against Chelsea, but everything indicates that Sergio Ramos and Mendy sí will start. The reason, that Varane he is injured and that Nacho will play on the right, which makes Mendy act on the left. Zidane does not just trust Odriozola and Marcelo and prefers Nacho and Mendy, despite the latter having just come out of an injury.
Valverde yes it seems that he will start on the bench waiting for the moment to enter a midfield in which Zidane recovers to Modric and Kroos, absent before Osasuna. Above, Hazard I would repeat as a headline with Benzema in the center and Marco Asensio having a new opportunity to give that blow on the table that everyone expects.
Chelsea, without trusts
The 1-1 in the first leg gives Chelsea an advantage, but Tuchel no wants confidence. The idea of the German coach is to propose a match similar to the one he did at home against Atlético, which he won 0-1 in Madrid. In other words, Chelse will try to lead the game. Have it under control, look for chances and despair at Real Madrid from possession. Tuchel has frescoes a Jorginho and Kanté since they rested for the weekend and that is great news for the English team and terrible news for Real Madrid since they both suffered a lot in Valdebebas.
Chelsea will look for a goal with Pulisic, the nightmare of the whites in the first leg, and Werner that he will seek to redeem himself from the many missed occasions in Madrid. If Chelsea manages to score, they will force Real Madrid to score two goals and that has only been achieved by one team since they arrived Tuchel in january. It was West Bromwich Albion in a match that Chelsea played for more than 60 minutes with 10. Defensive reliability is the key to a Chelsea seeking the Champions League final and ending Real Madrid with miracles