Chelsea face Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening in our ultimate Champions League workforce fit.
The duty for Antonio Conte’s males is apparent – defeat their Spanish opposite numbers and they are going to development to the knockout-stages of the contest.
In our closing workforce degree sport we brushed apart Qarabag on their very own turf. Atletico defeated AS Roma, which means we regained our spot at workforce leaders; however with a catch.
Atleti’s triumph intended that they nonetheless have hope, albeit faint, of averting the Europa League and progressing to the latter phases of the Champions League. They have got to win at Stamford Bridge to have any probability of doing so.
Diego Simeone’s males, who’ve advanced reasonably of popularity for being reserved and compact, must throw the kitchen sink at us on this one, else they are going to to find themselves relegated to Europe’s 2d tier pageant.
Conte is not likely to tug any punches both. Right here’s how we predict the Italian will lineup his Chelsea staff for the sport.
A couple of notable omissions…
Victor Moses featured in opposition to Newcastle on the weekend after a long-term damage lay-off. We don’t consider that Conte will possibility him on this one so quickly after his go back to motion.
Tiemoue Bakayoko best made a short lived cameo within the Three-1 victory and might be recent for this one, whilst Gary Cahill additionally sat out and can probably be drafted again into the facet.