Real Madrid vs Chelsea: times, TV & how to watch online
All the info on how and where to watch Real Madrid host Chelsea at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium on 27 April at 15:00 EDT / 21:00 CEST.
Real Madrid will face Chelsea on Tuesday in the Champions League semi-finals at the Di Stéfano stadium in a first-leg match surrounded by the European Super League project controversy that has shocked the football world.
Although Zinedine Zidane’s men were on the verge of dropping into the Europa League in the group stages, they squeezed into the round of 16 and have beaten Atalanta and Liverpool en route to the semi-finals.
The hosts, following a 3-1 aggregate victory over The Reds in the quarter-finals, are also in the running for LaLiga title, although their aspirations were dented by a goalless draw against Betis at the weekend.
Madrid are second in the standings on 71 points, two adrift of Atlético and level with Barcelona, who have a game in hand. Sevilla, meanwhile, are in fourth position on 70 points in the most open title race in years.
Madrid haven't tasted defeat for a while
Real Madrid haven’t been at their best lately but are on a 17-game unbeaten run across all competitions and haven't lost since a 2-1 defeat against Levante last January.
Moreover, they have only conceded two goals in their last five Champions League matches and have won nine of their last 10 knockout ties in the tournament.
Tuchel's rocky defence has worked in Europe
Chelsea are in fourth position in the Premier League, with 58 points, one behind Leicester City (with a game in hand) and 19 behind leaders Manchester City.
The Blues haven’t conceded in their last three games and have only shipped three in the 2020-21 Champions League so far. Thomas Tuchel's side reached the semi-finals after knocking out Atlético Madrid and Porto.
Hazard is back for Los Blancos
Eden Hazard is fit and will likely play against Chelsea, although it remains to be seen if he will be in the starting XI.
Toni Kroos should return alongside Casemiro and Luka Modric in midfield, while Vinicius could replace Rodrygo in the attacking line.
Federico Valverde remains unavailable, as he is still isolated after testing positive for coronavirus, while Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vázquez and Ferland Mendy will miss out too.
Besides Hazard, the good news for Zidane is that Dani Carvajal and Raphaël Varane are fit while Nacho and Marcelo will be vying for a spot at left-back.
Kovacic, the only injury concern for the visitors
As for Chelsea, former Madrid player Mateo Kovacic, with a hamstring injury, won’t play at the Di Stéfano.
That’s the only concern for Tuchel in terms of unavailable players, since Thiago Silva is available again and could join César Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Reece James in defence.
Jorginho and N'Golo Kanté will start in midfield, while who Tuchel will start up front remains more of mystery, with Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic all in the running to be in the starting lineup.
What time does Real Madrid vs Chelsea start?
The 2020/2021 Champions League semi-finals first leg between Real Madrid and Chelsea will be played at Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium (Madrid) and will kick off at 3pm EDT on Tuesday 27 April 2021.
That's 12 noon PDT, 9pm local time in Spain (CEST) and 8pm in the UK (BST).
Find out what time Real Madrid vs Chelsea gets underway where you are in the world.
Where can I watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Real Madrid vs Chelsea match is available on here.
United States: Univision NOW, TUDN USA, Univision, TUDN Radio, CBS Sports Network, ZonaFutbol, TUDN.com, Paramount+, TUDN App.
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones, Mitele Plus, Movistar+
United Kingdom: BBC Radio 5 Live, TalkSport Radio UK, BT Sport App, BT Sport 2, BTSport.com.
Is the Real Madrid vs Chelsea game online?
Real Madrid-Chelsea is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or Ios/Android app to watch it on.
For example, CBS Sports Network has the rights of the Champions League for the US and you can watch the games on CBS All Access.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.
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