Chelsea and Real Madrid meet in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.
Chelsea overturned a first-leg deficit against Dortmund to reach the quarter-finals but they face an even stiffer task here following a 2-0 defeat in Spain, courtesy of goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.
They may draw comfort from their tie with Madrid at this stage last season, when they also trailed by two goals after the opening meeting before racing into a 3-0 lead in the Santiago Bernabéu return.
The Merengues eventually squeezed through after extra time but will be wary of Frank Lampard’s side at Stamford Bridge this time around.
What the coaches say
Frank Lampard, Chelsea caretaker manager: “It’s down to us as a team to play with desire to try to turn this game around. The atmosphere is going to be great, but it’s down to us to excite the crowd, because they can help us. We need to play our part.”
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach: “”We are fine, motivated, as always. These are important matches in an important competition. We are thinking that we have to play a full game. We have 90 minutes left and in this type of competition anything can happen. We are ready to play the best we can.”
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Fofana, Thiago Silva, Chalobah; James, Kanté, Fernández, Cucurella; Mudryk, Havertz, Sterling
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Camavinga; Modrić, Kroos; Valverde; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinícius
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