Real madrid vs Chelsea2 min read
The first leg of the Champions League quarter-final will see Chelsea play against the holders, Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. The match sees Carlo Ancelotti return to face his former club, Chelsea, after defeating Liverpool 6-2 in the last 16. Meanwhile, the Blues overcame Borussia Dortmund 2-1 after conceding in the first leg.
Real Madrid aims to add to its Champions League title haul, with a priority on winning the 15th title. Chelsea’s last unbeaten streak against the defending champions was in 2004-05, with two wins and four draws.
Real Madrid is only missing Ferland Mendy, who is still recuperating from a calf injury, and there is nothing to suggest that Federico Valverde, who allegedly punched Alex Baena, will not be available for the match. Mason Mount is a doubt for the match due to an abdominal issue, while Armando Broja, Cesar Azpilicueta are still recovering.
Real Madrid, the holders of the Champions League, are set to face Chelsea in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will reunite with his former club after guiding Real Madrid to a 6-2 aggregate win over Liverpool in the last 16. Meanwhile, Chelsea overcame Borussia Dortmund 2-1, coming back from a first-leg deficit. Ancelotti will aim to add to his already impressive record of four Champions League titles.
Real Madrid will also face Osasuna in the Copa del Rey final, with their priority being to secure their 15th Champions League title. However, they must first eliminate an English team from a knockout tie for the fourth consecutive time. Chelsea has remarkably not lost to the defending champions since their defeat by Porto in 2004-05, with two wins and four draws against the European cup holders.
Real Madrid is expected to field their strongest team after resting several key players during their defeat to Villarreal. Mason Mount is a doubt for the Blues after a recurrence of his abdominal issue.