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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Preview and Predicted Line-Ups

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Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid will face Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on Tuesday night in the Champions League fixture.

Diego Simeone has never lost a UEFA Champions League knock-out match at home as an Atletico Madrid manager at Vicente calderón/ Wanda Metropolitano.

The first leg of this round-of-16 fixture was to be held at Wanda Metropolitano the home of Atletico Madrid, due to pandemic-related restrictions the match is moved to the National Arena which is in the capital of Romania.

The overall head-to-head between both sides in European competition is balanced perfectly with two wins each, three draws, and 11 goals each.

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Preview:

Chelsea were the last team to beat Atlético Madrid at home in a European competition. It came under former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in UEFA Champions League group stages back in 2017.

Chelsea will look to continue their unbeaten run going under new manager Thomas Tuchel. Whereas Atlético will look to bounce back from the defeat against Levante.

Chelsea currently are sitting in the 5th position in the Premier League while Atlético Madrid are on top of La Liga table.

Chelsea Form: D-W-W-W-W

Atlético Madrid Form: L-D-W-D-W

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Team News:

Atletico Madrid: Kieran Trippier will miss the game as a result of suspension and Hector Herrera will be out due to illness. Jose Gimenez and Yannick Carrasco are sidelined due to injury.

Chelsea: Veteran Thiago Silva will be out of this game due to the injury, While record signing Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic are back and will be in contention for the playing 11.

Predicted Atlético Madrid Line-Up

Predicted Chelsea Line-Up:

Match Prediction:

With one side coming from a defeat and the other side coming from a draw in the crucial game both will be looking to leave with a positive result and win this game and have an advantage over the other. This game looks like drawing with 2-2 each.

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