Real Madrid and Chelsea meet in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.
These two teams also met at the same stage last season, Karim Benzema scoring four goals across the tie in a 5-4 aggregate triumph for the eventual champions.
That was a 14th title for Madrid and a record fourth for Carlo Ancelotti, who is coming up against one of his four former clubs who have made it through to the last eight.
With Barcelona well clear in the Spanish top flight, this competition once again looks set to be the apple of Madrid’s eye, while Chelsea must regroup quickly following the dismissal of Graham Potter and the appointment of Frank Lampard as interim head coach.
What the coaches say
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach: “The team is in good shape, motivated and excited. We are looking forward to another magical night at the Bernabéu.”
Frank Lampard, Chelsea caretaker manager: “For our players, I don’t think this is something completely new to them. But we have to play the occasion, because levels go up at this stage in the competition. We have to believe we can perform under that pressure.”
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Rüdiger, Camavinga; Modrić, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Chelsea: Kepa; James, Fofana, Koulibaly, Chilwell; Kanté, Kovaćič, Enzo Fernández; Sterling, Havertz, João Félix
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