James And Azpilicueta To Start, Loftus Cheek And Christensen Out: Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Play Real Madrid

James And Azpilicueta To Start, Loftus Cheek And Christensen Out: Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Play Real Madrid

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel would have been a lot happier with his players after they took apart Southampton at the weekend, but the task ahead of them at the Bernabeu this evening is still a daunting one.

Recovering a two-goal deficit away from home in a Champions League quarter-final is a huge challenge but not an insurmountable one, considering what we’ve seen from this team since Tuchel took charge fifteen months ago.

Defensively, they will have to be a lot better than they were at Stamford Bridge but some personnel changes from the first leg should help strengthen their backline.

Press the next page as we predict Chelsea’s starting lineup for the game tonight.

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