1-3 FT
5-4
Real Madrid RMA Benzema (21', 24', 46')
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Apr 6, 2022 KO: 19:00

Chelsea - Real Madrid

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: Clément Turpin
  21' Benzema
  24' Benzema
Havertz 40'  
  46' Benzema

Match preview

No Hazard reunion - How Chelsea and Real Madrid could line up in the Champions League

Eden Hazard won't be fit enough to play at Stamford Bridge against his former team, but how will both sides line up?

Eden Hazard won't take part in Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final tie against Chelsea through injury, denying him a reunion at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian forward was forced to undergo a fibular plate operation, which will see him side-lined for the clash.

He is one of several injuries for Real Madrid, although they will still be able to call upon the men who helped them to a remarkable comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the last round.

As for Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel is still without Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi, but Reece James is expected to start following his cameo off the bench in the 4-1 defeat to Brentford on Saturday.

Chelsea will most likely revert away from the back four that didn't work against Brentford and play the tried and tested 3-4-3 formation that helped them to beat Real Madrid in this competition last season.

N'Golo Kante could be dropped following his performance against Real Madrid, but Tuchel may opt to keep the Frenchman in the starting XI thanks to his display against Los Blancos last year. Christian Pulisic will also come back in following a late return from international duty.

Real Madrid are likely to keep virtually the same starting XI as the one that beat PSG in the second-leg, although Federico Valverde could lose his place to Casemiro, who didn't feature in the win.

Carlo Ancelotti is expected to name a back four of Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Ferland Mendy, but Carvajal could lose his place to Lucas Vazquez depending on which direction Ancelotti opts to go in.

The experienced trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will be tasked with feeding Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, back to full fitness, and Vinicius Junior.

How Chelsea and Real Madrid could line up

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Real Madrid
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
15
13
Draws
2
3
Losses
3
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
37
35
Goals Per Game
1.85
1.75
More > 2.5 Goals
9
12
More > 3 Goals
6
7
Scored First in a Match
14
10
Scored Both Halves
5
6
Won More > 1 Goal
7
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
15
18
Did Not Score
2
6
Both Teams Scored
9
9
Kept Clean Sheet
10
7
Won Without Conceding
9
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
15
17
Shots on Target
5.35
6.47
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
3.08
3.11
Penalties
0.10
0.40
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.35
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
9.85
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.33
3.95
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.14
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
10
Yellow Cards
1.35
2.25
Red Cards
0.00
0.10

Injuries

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  4. Muscle Strain image description
  5. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  6. Back Injury image description

In suspension danger

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