Chelsea are set to host Real Madrid in a highly anticipated Champions League fixture tonight, as they look to overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit against the 14-time winners. The match is expected to be a tough ask for Chelsea, who will be facing a strong Real Madrid side at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid took control of the tie last week, when Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio both scored to secure a two-goal lead at the Bernabeu. The Blues were left clinging onto the tie after Ben Chilwell received a red card during the match, which served as a blow to Chelsea’s hopes of a comeback.
This match comes at a crucial time for Chelsea, who have suffered their second defeat under Frank Lampard after losing to Brighton over the weekend. Lampard will be hoping to turn things around for his team in the Champions League, and secure a place in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, are using this match as preparation for their next game, as they look to book a likely semi-final meeting with Manchester City. Their LaLiga title defence is all-but over, and they will be looking to make their mark in Europe with a strong performance against Chelsea tonight.
Fans and pundits alike will be eagerly anticipating this match, which promises to be a thrilling encounter between two of Europe’s biggest clubs. The pressure will be on Chelsea to turn things around and make up the two-goal deficit, but with the support of their home crowd at Stamford Bridge, they will be hoping to secure a victory and progress to the next round of the Champions League.