Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Nobody saw it coming. Real Madrid won comprehensively at Stamford Bridge, but everyone managed to equalize. Chelsea need a massive comeback to achieve the near impossible.
Los Blancos It was a great start led by their main man Karim Benzema. The French striker scored two world headers to put the away team in control. However, Benzema did not finish. In the second half, he punished a mistake from Edward Mendy to win a hat-trick. Carlo Ancelotti’s team executed their game plan flawlessly.
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– Real Madrid Club April 10 2022
Real Madrid scored another win over the weekend against Getafe to stay on track to winning the La Liga title. Benzema and Vinicius Junior are the high hopes of the team who also have an excellent goalkeeper in shape. By playing in front of their home fans, Real Madrid hopes to avoid any mistakes and achieve the result.
It’s been a turbulent few weeks for Chelsea. Protests against the Ricketts family continued. Brentford beat them 4-1 at home in one of the hits of the season.
Real Madrid piled on misery in a match where their famous defense seemed even more out of shape. Those results sowed the seeds of the anger that erupted at Southampton, who was exposed to six goals.
Watch Thomas Tuchel and Mateo Kovacic looking forward to tomorrow night #UCL Clash with Real Madrid! 🎙 https://t.co/SX5EvWXEnE
– Chelsea (ChelseaFC) April 11, 2022
Kai Havertz is the greatest danger to them. The German was excellent at finding space and upsetting opponents. N’Golo Kante and Jorginho need to better protect the defensive line. Thomas Tuchel will be careful not to give up more. Chelsea would need at least three goals to turn the score against Real Madrid.
Ferland Mendy remains in doubt due to injury after he missed the match on Sunday. Eden Hazard and Isco are the other absentees. Ancelotti should stick to the same squad as last week.
Possible line: Courtois. Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Alaba; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Vinicius Junior, Benzema, Asensio
Chelsea has a few missing players. Cesar Azpilicueta has coronavirus and will be sitting outside. Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi deal with more long-term issues. Romelu Lukaku’s involvement is still up in the air.
Possible line: soggy. Silva, Rudiger, Christensen; James, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; many; Havertz
Havertz has been doing well since playing in his normal position. Tuchel now uses it as a pure 9 that can also drift between spaces.
Havertz proved adept at using his head and feet. Madrid’s defense can be hacked, and Havertz’s information will keep the key. The German has already shown with a skillful header that he can match in the air.
No Chelsea player has scored more goals in all competitions this season than Kai Havertz (12).
No need for a central striker. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/grGTvkSjib
– William Hill April 6 2022
Tuchel will want Havertz to take advantage of the distances between the central defence. Furthermore, Havertz can also drift away and catch the ball allowing Chelsea to fill the penalty area with players. Therefore, the repertoire of Havertz must be presented in full. They can target Nacho Fernandez or even David Alaba so that the full-back can provide support.
There are few better strikers in the world at the current level than Benzema. The legendary killer has been on fire this season, scoring 11 goals in the Champions League. His top hat tricks should see successive developments.
Real Madrid are highly dependent on Benzema, given that there is no other top-tier alternative. He has been a predator throughout his career which has helped him score many goals.
🇫🇷 Striker Karim Benzema, 34, has scored 37 goals in 36 games in all competitions this season 🤯#UCL pic.twitter.com/bY5ZJzjlZs
UEFA Champions League April 6 2022
Chelsea will need to be very wary of Benzema this time around. He’s an expert at handling spaces, taking long-range shots with ease with hook gameplay. Moreover, Edward Mendy will need to be careful in his decisions because Benzema loves to put pressure on goalkeepers. If he gets the score sheet, the tie can end.
Tuchel frankly admitted that Chelsea had no “chance” to turn things around against Real Madrid. However, things will never be out of balance again under the law of the land. football The hosts are expected to win 2-1.