The Spanish giants Atletico Madrid are about to host the Premier League champions Chelsea on Wednesday, 26th September in the Champions League fixture.
The English side have registered a dominated 6-0 home victory against the Azerbaijan side Qarabag FK whereas the Spanish side have resulted in a goalless settlement in their first tie against Italian side FC Roma.
In this week’s match, both of the teams will be keen on securing points at least to make their position stronger in one of the toughest groups in this season. This match is also very important for the former Chelsea men Fernando Torres and Felipe Luis to perform against their former club. On the other hand, Chelsea goalkeeper will also face challenges from his old teammates.
Atletico Madrid have opted to rest most of their first team players in the last game against Sevilla. It did not have any effect though, they have successfully registered a dominated 2-0 victory against them. So, they will definitely let their first team players start the game against the Blues. On the other hand, Chelsea too started the game against Stoke City with their key players Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas sitting on the bench. So, they are also expected to start the game.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Possible Line-ups:
For Atletico Madrid, Antonio Griezmann is always a threat to the opposing defence. Apart from that, the wings captured by Saul Niguez and Koke are effective at any time. The forward Fernando Torres may not start the game but can have a late impact coming out from the bench.
On the other hand, for Chelsea, their hattrick boy in the last match, Alvaro Morata will be heavily marked. Cesc Fabregas’s long balls and Eden Hazard’s dribbles are nightmares to any defence. Apart from that, the left-wing-back Marcos Alonso also can be effective from the wings. In addition, Cesar Azpilicueta’s crosses have been causing dangers to the opponent defence nowadays.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Head-To-Head:
Atletico Madrid Form (All Competitions): W-W-W-D-D
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): W-W-D-W-W
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Betting Odds (Bet365):
Atletico Madrid – 2.15
Draw – 3.30
Chelsea – 3.40
Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled on Thursday, 28th September 2017 from 12:15 AM IST and the telecast is listed to be telecast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.
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