Chelsea face Atletico Madrid with the advantage of having a vital away goal at Wanda metropolitano and with Deigo Simeone squad not being that top attacking side they may have a hard time ruling out that vital away goal Chelsea had at their home with 2 or 3 goals at Stamford bridge.
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Chelsea would face Atletico Madrid with the absence of two vital Chelsea players who were key to winning Atletico Madrid the last time they faced. Tuchel would be without Jorginho and Mason mount as they would be out due to suspension, while Tammy Abraham and Thiago Silva would be out of the clash as both are still Injured.
Chelsea even with their aggregated lead against Atletico would not go ultra defensive as they would want to capitalize on the Defensive instability of Atletico Madrid as Deigo Simeone side would desperately hunt for a goal.
A back three of Andreas Christensen, Ceser Azipiculeta and Anthony Rudiger seems likely to happen today as the trio have formed what one could comfortably term “bricks on a wall with clevertouch”.
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Chelsea Defenders that would be available Against Atletico Madrid are; Andres Christensen, Ceser Azipiculeta, Marcos Alonso, Ben Chilwell, Anthony Rudiger, Recce james, Kurt Zouma.
Six Defenders perfect for defeating a side like Atletico as they are all good on the ball and off the ball and would really give Deigo Simeone squad a very hard time.
A Midfield consisting of N’golo Kante, Kovasic, Kai Havertz, Billy Gilmour are available Midfielders against Atl Madrid, with Tuchel maybe going with a pair of Kovasic and Kante to start the game in his 3-4-3 Tactical formation.
A ruthless attack of Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud and Callum Hudson odoi is what many Atletico Madrid faithfuls would not want their team to experience and hopefully they may start today in this game.
Chelsea full attackers for this game are; Callum Hudson odoi, Olivier Giroud, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz (might be played as a winger), Christian Pulisic.
A debate is on if Tuchel would trust Kepa arrizabalaga to man the Goalpost for the second leg of the Encounter and give Mendy some needed rest, it remains to see if Tuchel would trust Kepa enough to give him the start against Atl Madrid.