James to drop to the bench

Defending champions Chelsea meet Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday evening, as they look to secure a place in the Champions League semi-finals after trailing 3-1.

Knocked up the blues Los Blancos They were knocked out last season in the semi-finals and now the La Liga giants have revenge at their fingertips.

Chelsea haven’t been in great shape lately, but they were merciless in their 6-0 win over Southampton on Saturday and they will now look to carry that momentum into this huge showdown.

The London club rested one or two players at St Mary’s before the match, but Thomas Tuchel also knew how important it was to beat the Saints, and therefore, did not make major changes.

Chelsea without Ben Chilwell, Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley on the trip to Spain and this is how sports He sees the teams lining up at the Bernabeu.

Chelsea’s squad is similar to the first leg, but with some changes in the staff, such as Mateo Kovacic joining N’Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso instead of Reece James.

Kovacic was excellent when brought on for the Frenchman in the first half of the first leg and helped Chelsea dominate their midfield in the second half. As for James, the England player was one of the Premier League’s top players so it would be hard to see him fall in such a big game.

Real Madrid are expected to play the same arrangement, with only Nacho replacing suspended Eder Militao.

It will be interesting to see how Tuchel approaches the confrontation, as his team needs to score first. Should the blues make it happen, and who knows what might happen?