The Champions League Round of 16 games continue this week with Atlético Madrid playing host to Chelsea at the National Arena in Bucharest on Tuesday.
Chelsea is unbeaten in 7 games across all competitions since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel showing a marked improvement while the hosts have dropped points in their last two games but are still table toppers in the La Liga.
Teams: Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea
Venue: National Stadium, Bucharest
Date: 24th February, 2021
Time: 01:30 AM IST
Chelsea come into this fixture following a 1-1 draw against Southampton at the weekend while the hosts lost to Levante 2-0.
The Blues are 5th in the Premier league table with 43 points while Atlético Madrid are table toppers with 55 points in the La Liga.
Form Guide (last 5 games):
Atlético Madrid- LDWDW
Last Matches of both teams in their Leagues:
Levante 2-0 Atlético Madrid
Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
Where to watch the live telecast and streaming of Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea:
The match will be telecast on Sony Ten 2 and Ten 2 HD while the live stream will be available on the SonyLiv App.
The hosts will be without Gimenez owing to an injury and Hector Herrera, who is in quarantine after being tested positive for Covid 19.
Chelsea will be without Thiago Silva owing to an injury being the only absentee for them.
Atlético Madrid possible 11:
Oblak, Hermoso, Savic, Felipe, Llorente, Koke, Niguez, Correa, Carrasco, Felix and Suarez.
Chelsea possible 11:
Mendy, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Werner and Abraham.
Prediction: Atlético Madrid 2-1 Chelsea
Atlético Madrid may have won only two of their last five league matches coming into this one but have still got the form and talent to make a difference hence they are table toppers in the La Liga.
Chelsea have shown a marked improvement post the sacking of Lampard by adjusting to the new style of play under Tuchel; being unbeaten in all matches since his arrival.
An intriguing contest is on the cards with the Spanish side expected to pip Chelsea by the odd goal in three.