Confirmed Chelsea XI for Champions League quarter-final tie against Real Madrid
Here’s how Frank Lampard’s team will play against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Chelsea welcome Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge for their Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday.
Frank Lampard’s side suffered a 2-0 first-leg defeat to the reigning European champions at the Santiago Bernabéu and need at least two goals to progress to the semi-finals of this year’s competition.
Real Madrid have prepared for the European clash with a 2-0 win over Cádiz in LaLiga, while the Blues were defeated 2-1 by Brighton in the Premier League, where they currently sit in 11th place.
Chelsea team news
Kai Havertz missed the defeat to Brighton on Saturday after picking up a knee injury at the Bernabéu but will be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Midfielder N’Golo Kante was rested at the weekend but trained with the squad on Monday ahead of the visit of Carlo Ancelotti’s side and will also start against Real Madrid.
Centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, who went off injured in Madrid with a hamstring problem, will be sidelined for several weeks, according to interim boss Lampard.
With Ben Chilwell suspended, Marc Cucurella will play at left-back.
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Confirmed Chelsea XI vs Real Madrid
Lampard could go with the following side as Chelsea look to come back from their first-leg disappointment:
Kepa; James, Fofana, Silva, Cucurella; Kovacic, Fernández, Kante; Gallagher, Havertz, Chalobah.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid on AS USA
Kick-off at Stamford Bridge gets underway at 3.00 pm ET and we’ll have all the latest for you right here on AS USA.