Chelsea have a mountain to climb when they travel to Real Madrid for their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg.
The Blues succumbed to a 3-1 home defeat in the first leg courtesy of a sublime Karim Benzema hat-trick.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel got the response he needed after their first-leg defeat when they hammered Southampton 6-0 on Saturday.
Real were knocked out by Chelsea in the semi-finals of last year’s edition and look to be on course for sweet revenge.
A second successive semi appearance is now within Madrid’s sights, and they have struck at least two goals in each of their last three Champions League wins at home.
Victory over the Blues at Stamford Bridge saw Real Madrid end a five-match winless spell against the Londoners.
This will be the 44th time a team will attempt to win a UCL knockout tie after losing the first leg at home by at least two goals, but it has been achieved just once.
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What time does Real Madrid vs Chelsea start?
The game kicks off at 9:45pm Kenyan time at the Santiago Bernabeau.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea team news
Eden Hazard is still unable to face his former employers and is sidelined alongside Isco and striker Luka Jovic.
Marcelo may start from the bench and replaced by Ferland Mendy, who was rested over the weekend as well as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
Benzema will definitely lead the attacking line after scoring 11 matches in the Champions League this season.
For the visitors, the team is unlikely to change much from the weekend but Marcos Alonso is set to start on the bench.
Romelu Lukaku will miss a second consecutive game with an Achilles problem and Kai Havertz will play up front.
Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech will provide support.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea head to head
From the five matches played between these two teams, the hosts have won thrice compared to Chelsea’s solitary victory.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea current form
The home team have won four and lost just once in their recent run of five matches while Chelsea have lost twice and won the remaining three games.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea prediction
Madrid have been the comeback kings in this competition and it is very unlikely that they will be knocked out. Though on the night, a draw could be the most likely outcome.