Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Real Madrid (UCL Semis)

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In looking at how Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel could set up his team on Wednesday night against Real Madrid, we already know a few first team names that we’ll see on the sheet. The 2-0 weekend win over Fulham saw chance for Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic to rest.

They’ll come back into the team here, as the Blues look to finish at a much higher level than they did last week. Mason Mount, whom Tuchel says has the “full package,” is basically undroppable at this point. He was a major hero in the last round of this tournament.

Chelsea vs Real Madrid UCL Semis (Tie even at 1-1) FYIs 

Kick-off Time: 8:30 PM GMT, 5 May (Wednesday)

Starting XI Predictions:   Chelsea    Real Madrid

Team News:    Chelsea     Real Madrid

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Form Guide All Competitions:  Real Madrid DWDDW    Chelsea WDWDW

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Odds:   Chelsea  6/5    Draw 9/4     Real Madrid 5/2

Then you have a few more regulars who you know will be in the first team. The questions are in attack- will Kai Havertz, who bagged a Brace on Saturday replace the misfiring Timo Werner? Will Tuchel go with an out and out striker in this one? Or adopt a different attacking strategy instead?

It might hinge on Madrid skipper Sergo Ramos returning and how Chelsea adjusts to it.

“If we play with no striker at all and Ramos has nothing to fight then that can also be a solution,” Tuchel continued.

“I have not made my mind up yet. It’s another challenge because he is the leader of their group and he is the guy to give a lot of solutions to any questions that we will hopefully ask them.”

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Real Madrid (UCL Semis)

Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; Christensen, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Pulisic; Havertz

Chelsea 2, Real Madrid 1 

Expect Tuchel to have the right gameplan enacted here to seal the deal.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. I think Thomas tuchel should use : mendy,cesar, silva, rudiger, James, chillwell , kante , mount ,jorginho ,zieych , giroud the 3-5-2

  2. May the will be done

  3. I think tuchel should go with mendy,christensen silva,rudiger,chilwell, kante,jorginho,cesar,mount,pulisic and giroud 3 4 3

  4. By God grace chelsea will win

  5. mendy,christensen silva,rudiger,chilwell,
    kante,jorginho,cesar,mount,pulisic and
    giroud

  6. Ale Daniel Ayomide says

    Werner must be included

  7. I believed we going to win tomorrow

  8. Anonymous says

    YES

  9. Anonymous says

    Hey

  10. Idowu agboola says

    We are winning the match by 2goals to nil by special grace of God

  11. Mohamed says

    We need 2goals lead from haverts,for us to be on the safer side.

  12. I prefer giroud than Timo to start the game

  13. Tawakali says

    James and Werner is very important

  14. Ziyech werner pulisic

  15. Babaray says

    …all hail chelsea cux victory is ours come 2moro, Blue is the colour.

  16. Anonymous in Florida says

    3-5-2 with Havertz and Werner up top

    Midfield left to right: Chilwell, Pulisic, Mount, Kante, James

    Much like Fulham match but Pulisic replaces Ziyech and Kante replaces Gilmore

    Back line is rudiger, Silva, azpilicueta

    Mendy

  17. Kenneth says

    By God’s, Chelsea will win.

  18. Kenneth_uganda says

    By God’s grace, Chelsea will win.

  19. Anonymous says

    By the grace of God, Chelsea must win

  20. chelsea shul use this formation & line up 1/3-4-2-1 the1 is mendy defence are silva zouma rudiger the midfield are kante mount pulisic ziyech the opunen winse are james& alanso& the streker is havart writting by KOPCHIR

  21. Anonymous says

    I don’t care though Werner not scored in the first leg, but still gives assists anyway let’s him starting the second legs tomorrow

  22. i thnk giroud should be included and werner shouid be dropped

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