Chelsea host Borussia Dortmund for the primary time ever in a aggressive suit on Tuesday night, as Graham Potter`s facet appearance to show round their UEFA Champions League ultimate sixteen tie following a 1-zero defeat withinside the first leg.
Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund UCL Round 16
A 1-zero defeat in Germany ultimate month units up this ultimate-sixteen second-leg conflict as a large second in each the Blues
season and the embattled Graham Potters time period in charge.
However, BVB have a strong file in UCL ties after prevailing the primary leg, progressing from 5 in their preceding six knockout ties after prevailing the hole sport of two, with the exception being their 2019-20 spherical of sixteen go out to Paris Saint-Germain. Despite this, they hardly ever win each legs in their UCL knockout ties.
- Competition: Champions League
- Round of 16
- Satadium: Stamford Bridge
- Temp: 3°C
- Referee: Danny Makkelie
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The Stamford Bridge docs are nevertheless running beyond regular time on some of players, with N`Golo Kante, Armando Broja, Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva all predicted to overlook out, however Christian Pulisic can be withinside the squad and Reece James should but be handed fit.
Mason Mount, who overlooked the win over Leeds with an stomach problem, will take a seat down at the naughty step for the second one leg – having incurred a one-sport European ban for yellow card accumulation – and Potter may also see no want to stray from the three-4-three setup from the weekend’s success, however Trevoh Chalobah might be required to step in for the ineligible Benoit Badiashile in that case.
James’s predicted go back from hamstring tightness must see Ruben Loftus-Cheek drop right all the way down to the bench, and Potter will probably preserve to preserve religion with the misfiring Kai Havertz, whose deputy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang memorably did now no longer make the squad for the knockout stages.
Dortmund boss Edin Terzic additionally has a suspended participant in his ranks withinside the shape of right-returned Julian Ryerson, however Marius Wolf become constantly going to get the nod here, and on account that scoring the winner withinside the first leg, Adeyemi has sustained a thigh harm and could play no component in Tuesday’s sport.
Adeyemi’s fellow attacking protege Youssoufa Moukoko is likewise out of competition along Mateu Morey, Abdoulaye Kamara and Julien Duranville, and a query mark is putting over the pinnacle of first-preference goalkeeper Kobel, who needed to drop out of the primary XI towards Leipzig because of a thigh complaint.
A comeback on Tuesday for Kobel has now no longer been dominated out, however Alexander Meyer must nevertheless deputise in goal, whilst testicular most cancers survivor Sebastien Haller must fend off the recently-recovered Donyell Malen to function on the tip of the assault for Terzic’s men.
Chelsea expected starting lineup: Kepa; Chalobah- Koulibaly, Fofana; James, Kovacic, Fernandez; Chilwell; Sterling- Havertz, Felix
Borussia Dortmund expected starting lineup: Meyer- Wolf, Sule, Schlotterbeck; Guerreiro- Ozcan, Can, Bellingham; Brandt- Haller, Reus