Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Champions League preview and predictions

That valuable away goal stands the Blues in good stead for the return leg, with LaLiga leaders Atletico now under pressure to come out fighting in west London to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Date, time and stadium

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

While the first leg was held in Bucharest, Romania due to Covid-19 travel restrictions from the UK to Spain, the rules are relaxed the other way with the second leg to be held at Stamford Bridge in west London.

How to watch Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid team news

Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham are both out injured for Chelsea. Tuchel will also be without Mason Mount and Jorginho, who earned one-game suspensions with yellow cards in the first leg.

It is a better scenario for Atletico, who have no suspension issues or fresh injury concerns.

Chelsea vs Atletico predicted lineups

Chelsea XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso; Hudson-Odoi, Werner; Havertz

Atletico XI: Oblak; Trippier, Gimenez, Savic, Lodl; Llorente, Koke, Saul, Correa; Felix, Suarez

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid prediction

While Tuchel is yet to solve the attacking issues completely, Chelsea have seriously tightened up in defence. The Blues were dominant in Bucharest and while Atleti should put more pressure on as they fight for a way back into this tie, you’d still expect Chelsea to hold firm and progress.

1-1 draw, Chelsea to progress

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid results head to head (h2h)

Last meeting: Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea (23/02/2021)

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid odds and betting tips

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