In the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals, Real Madrid will host Chelsea. The English team will travel to Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where the game is set to begin at 12:30 a.m. on April 12. Live streaming of the game will be available on the Sony Live app and other Sony Sports platforms.
The season has been difficult for Chelsea. They are now in the 11th spot in the Premier League, meaning they cannot even hope to be in the top 4. Due to their elimination from prior competitions, they now only have the Champions League to make amends.
Real Madrid isn’t doing as well as they did the previous year. They won’t be able to successfully defend their La Liga crown because Barcelona presently maintains that position solidly, and they also recently lost to Villareal.
This contest is significant for Lampard as well, who has been named the season’s interim coach and is still searching for his first victory after taking Porter’s place. Ancelotti would want to end his time with the team on a successful note because it is speculated that he would depart Madrid and take over as manager of the Brazil International Team.
Real Madrid and Chelsea have faced off against each other in the Champions League three times in a row. The last time in the 2021–22 season, Madrid won 5–4 aggregate to advance to the semifinals and win the league title. Likewise, Chelsea won the title in the 20/21 season and defeated Madrid 3-1 on aggregate on the way there. Chelsea has won two of its four meetings with Madrid, while one match ended in a draw.
Real Madrid’s predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Alaba, Militao, Camavinga, Modric, Kroos Valverde, Vinicius, Rodrygo, Benzema.
Chelsea’s predicted XI: Kepa, Fofana, James, Koulibaly, Chilwel, Kante, Enzo, Kovacic, Felix, Mudryk, Havertz.
Prediction: Chelsea will struggle against Madrid since they are out of form and haven’t won a single game in their past four. Given that Lampard is new to the team and will require some time to assemble his team, I believe that Madrid will easily defeat Chelsea because everyone is aware of how insanely well they perform in the Champions League.