Chelsea are all set for their second leg UEFA Champions League last 16 clash against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Dortmund edged the Blues 1-0 in the first leg on February 14 courtesy of a 63rd minute Karim Adeyemi goal.
Since then, the German side have won all the 3 games they have played while Chelsea have lost twice before a slim 1-0 win against Leeds at the weekend.
Chelsea suffered four successive Champions League last-16 exits between 2014-15 and 2019-20 before going all the way to win in 2021.
From their last seven UCL knockout ties in which they have lost the first leg away from home, they have advanced from four of them.
Dortmund have lost their last five away matches against English sides in the UEFA Champions League but have progressed in 5 of 6 where they won the first leg.
Despite having 4 clean sheets in their last 6 games at Stamford Bridge, they have only scored 4 goals in their last 10 games.
Chelsea have picked up seven wins in their last nine Champions League home games and will be confident of a positive result here.
Dortmund have struggled against English teams over the years, failing to win any of their last 10 such games in European competition including eight defeats.
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What time does Chelsea vs Dortmund start?
The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Dortmund team news
The hosts are missing a number of key players with Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy and Cesar Azpilicueta all sidelined with injury.
Former Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic is back and available, as well as Ngolo Kante and Reece James.
With Mason Mount suspended, Matteo Kovacic and Enzo Fernandez will be the key components of the Chelsea midfield as Kai Havertz and Joao Felix play up front.
For the visitors, their hero from the first leg Adeyemi has been ruled out with a thigh injury and joins Youssoufa Moukoko and Donyell Malen on the sidelines.
Sebastian Haller will have the onus of leading the attack, flanked by Marco Reus and Julian Brandt.
Chelsea vs Dortmund head to head
The first leg match was the only game played between these two teams and Dortmund came out 1-0 winners.
Chelsea vs Dortmund current form
The home team have a poor record coming into this game, winning just once and losing three times in their last 5 games.
Dortmund on the other hand have won all of their last 5 games, scoring 10 and conceding twice.
Chelsea vs Dortmund prediction
Their recent run of form is unlikely to translate to their European form and Chelsea are tipped as favorites to get a win on the night.