In what is a decider that will go a long way in deciding the future of Chelsea’s current season, Stamford Bridge plays host to Atletico Madrid in the 2nd leg of the Champions League last 16.
The hosts enter the clash without four key players in the match day squad – Mount, Jorginho, Silva and Abraham all missing out due to either injuries or suspension.
Chelsea hold a narrow advantage going into the decider after Giroud’s fantastic bicycle kick in the final minutes of the 1st leg.
The Blues have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven Champions League matches and won five of the last six matches in the competition. (whoscored.com)
For Atletico, Diego Simeone confirmed the return of Jose Giminez to the squad, who was recently linked with a move to Chelsea. The attacking line-up will feature the likes of Joao Felix and Suarez.
Chelsea will be without decisive Mount whose presence will be sorely missed – unless Chelsea’s underperforming attackers such as Kai Havertz, Werner and Pulisic among others put in a show and go thirteen games unbeaten.
The full team line-up for Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid is below. (Kick-off at 8pm GMT)
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