Take a look at the latest form and team news from Real Madrid and Chelsea:
La Liga leaders Real Madrid are flying high and made a statement of intent courtesy of Karim Benzema in the first leg against Chelsea. Los Blancos put in a strong shift against a side they had lost to in the semifinals last season, bettering them on every part of the pitch. They also produced an incredible performance to see off Paris Saint Germain in the Round of 16.
Ancelotti’s men are powering their way towards another La Liga crown. With seven wins, two losses, and one draw in their last 10 games in all competitions, they look capable of delivering the goods when needed. Star man Karim Benzema has lifted his team this season with 11 Champions League goals.
For injuries and suspensions, Ferland Mendy, Luka Jovic, and Eden Hazard are sidelined with injuries and may not play a part when Real Madrid host Chelsea.
The Blues went on a slaloming run of six straight wins, then collapsed to two straight losses in which they conceded 7 goals. Key players have been uncharacteristically out of sorts in those two games, with Mendy giving away the third goal against Real Madrid.
The mood seemed to be generally low around Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, with the London outfit seemingly overwhelmed by the off-field issues rocking the club. Tuchel’s men responded finely away at Southampton, putting six goals past their opponents to restore some confidence against the showdown at Madrid.
Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi remain sidelined with injuries, and Romelu Lukaku seemed to have picked up a knock and may not be a part of Chelsea’s trip to Madrid.