Chelsea host Actual Madrid within the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie at this time.
The Blues not too long ago suffered their first defeat in seven video games with a heavy 4-1 loss by the hands of Brentford.
Thomas Tuchel can be eyeing a powerful response from his aspect after they face off in opposition to the Madrid giants.
In defence, Tuchel ought to revert to a again three after the 4-3-3 formation failed miserably in opposition to Brentford. We fancy the skilled trio of Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger to start out in central defence.
Reece James made his damage comeback within the second half in opposition to the Bees. He ought to be assured his place at proper wing-back. The identical ought to be the case with Marcos Alonso on the alternative flank. Malang Sarr has typically operated from left-back.
Within the centre of the park, Tuchel ought to go together with his trusted pairing of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, who had been instrumental within the membership’s European glory final time period with stand-out shows. Jorginho has bagged an help in his every of his final two appearances.
Kai Havertz is a nailed-on starter up entrance with six aim contributions since February. Behind him, Mason Mount is an ever-present determine below Tuchel, and could possibly be accompanied by Christian Pulisic, who scored in each legs of the Champions League final 16 tie in opposition to Lille.
Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Pulisic; Havertz.