UEFA Champions League Preview: Atheltico de Madrid host Chelsea

The Champions League returns tonight with some very exciting matches on the cards. With three blockbuster matches on the cards, it just can’t get better than this. We take a look at the match between Atletico and Chelsea Champions League

Champions League Preview: Atletico De Madrid vs Chelsea

The English Champions travel to Wanda Metropolitano on their return to the Champions League. They are coming back after a drubbing Stoke City 4-0. All responsibilities will be on Alvaro Morata who now has 6 goals to his name which has made Chelsea forget about Diego Costa.

Antonio Conte looks in no rush to start Eden Hazard who is recovering well from his ankle injury, to keep him safe to achieve his long-term goals. The Belgian playmaker has been sharp in each of his last 3 substitute appearances which is a good sign. Davide Zapacosta or Christensen is likely to get the nod ahead of Gary Cahill who was dropped from the starting Xl in the league match.

Atletico too are in good form and are unbeaten in Spain, sitting second on the table. They will be looking to get their first win of the campaign against Chelsea after being held to a stalemate by Roma in the first match. However, Diego Simeone will be without Sime Vrsaljko due to injury.

Chelsea has been scoring goals quite easily with Morata spearheading the attack and has been receiving good support from Pedro, Willian and Fabregas. But the worrying fact will be that Atletico has conceded just 1 goal in their previous 5 games.

Chelsea’s previous meetings in this fixture aren’t overwhelming as they have drawn two and lost 2 in their last four. Atletico Madrid have their defence fully fit, and the Chelsea attack will have to work hard to penetrate them

Both of the team would look for a victory which will put them in the driver seat in the group.

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