Thomas Tuchel has steadied the Stamford Bridge ship considering the fact that his appointment, profitable five and drawing two of his seven video games in demand, whilst imperious Atleti are starting to wobble.
Usually the hardest of nuts to crack, Diego Simeone’s facet have conceded 10 targets in their past seven video games and have just a single win in four to breathe existence into the Liga title race.
Chelsea will now perception an prospect to compound Atleti’s misery and depart Madrid with a little something.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
The match will be held guiding shut doorways at Wanda Metropolitano.
Tv set channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.
Dwell stream: BT Sport subscribers will be ready to view the match on the web by way of the web page or BT Sport app.
Luis Suarez and Joao Felix are healthy for Atletico, even though Jose Gimenez will be a major pass up just after limping off against Levante. Stefan Savic is obtainable to deputise.
Yannick Carrasco and Sime Vrsaljko will not be healthy in time, even though Hector Herrera is self-isolating soon after a optimistic coronavirus check.
Callum Hudson-Odoi will hope to get a start out after struggling the ignominy of being substituted as a substitute towards Southampton. Mason Mount has declared himself in shape right after having to ice his knee subsequent the 1-1 draw.
Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic have been handed in shape, nevertheless Thiago Silva is once more absent.
Atletico XI (3-5-2):Oblak Savic, Felipe, Hermoso Llorente, Kondogbia, Koke, Saul, Lodl Felix, Luis Suarez
Chelsea XI (3-4-2-1):Mendy Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger Hudson-Odoi, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso Mount, Werner Abraham
Prediction: Atletico 1-1 Chelsea
Chelsea could not be struggling with Atletico at a better time, with sort and accidents genuinely hampering the Liga leaders. I’m backing Thomas Tuchel to mastermind a important initially-leg attract.
Head to head (h2h) historical past and success
- Atletico wins: 2
- Draws: 3
- Chelsea wins: 2
- Last meeting: Chelsea 1-1 Atletico (December 2017)
Bettings odds and strategies (issue to adjust)
- Atletico: 17/10
- Draw: 2/1
- Chelsea: 19/10
- 1-1 draw: 9/2