Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid, Preview, Team News, Prediction: UEFA Champions League Round of 16

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Chelsea take on Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in another European thriller. Alley Sport brings Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid and the buildup to the Champions League Night.

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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid. Chelsea would be looking to build up on their domestic form as they face La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Image Credits-Sky Sports

Thomas Tuchel makes his European managerial debut with a tough test against La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Chelsea’s good form and Atletico’s dominance in the Spanish league makes it an interesting battle between the two sides and different styles of playing football.

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid: Preview

Chelsea play Atletico Madrid in a neutral venue of Bucharest, due to complications of the COVID regulations between UK and Spain. Chelsea have been undefeated under their new manager Thomas Tuchel, and would be looking to qualify for the quarterfinals with their new found confidence. Chelsea are boosted by the return of several key returns to the squad, and have already showed their potential after beating tricky opponents like Sevilla and Rennes in the group stage.

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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid. Atletico lost their first ever European game at the Wanda courtesy to an injury time Batshuayi winner, with Chelsea winning 2-1. Image Credits- Sky Sports

Diego Simeone faces familiar rivals as once again Atletico face the English team in the European encounter. New signing Luis Suarez has been to his previous best, along with young talent like Llorente and Saul looking to thwart Chelsea’s progress. Atletico would be seeking revenge as Chelsea beat them in their first ever European game at the Wanda Metrpolitano when the sides locked horns in the 2017 UCL group stage.

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid: Team News

N’Golo Kante is expected to make an appearance for Chelsea after a long time out. New signings Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz are both back in training, however there are doubts regarding their match fitness over being able to start the game in Bucharest. Ben Chilwell has fallen in the pecking order behind Marcos Alonso, and his start in the UCL game against Atletico would depend on his performance against Southampton in the Premier League.

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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid. The sides have faced each other in 2013/14 UCL semi finals where Atletico won 3-1, setting up a final against city rivals Real Madrid. Image Credits- Sportskeeda

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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid

Formation: 3-4-2-1

GK: Mendy

LB: Rudiger

CB: Christensen

RB: Azpilicueta

LM: Alonso

CM: Kante

CM: Jorginho

RM: Hudson-Odoi

LAM: Werner

RAM: Mount

ST: Abraham

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Prediction

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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone has lost 2 Champions League finals with Atletico, and would be hoping to win this time after dominating domestic league. Image Credits-DNA

Chelsea are in a winning streak, however Diego Simeone’s side has dominated the La Liga showing attacking flair with Luis Suarez and young talent like Joao Felix showing his class. Atletico are expected to win this toughly fought contest, with an entirely young and new look Chelsea squad needing that experience to break through the stubborn Atletico Madrid defence.

The match kicks off at GMT 08:00 PM on Tuesday, 22nd February for British viewers, and the match can be caught live on BT Sport.

For Indian viewers, the match kicks off at IST 01:30 AM on Wednesday, 23rd February , and can be viewed live on Sony Ten Sports Network and Sony LIV. What is your Chelsea predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid?

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