Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea – UEFA Champions League – Preview

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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea – Atletico Madrid hosts Chelsea at the Vicente Calderon on 27th September, Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League fixture.

Chelsea have been drawn into a difficult Group C and sit atop the group standings due to their 6-0 win over minnows Qarabag. The true test for Antonio Conte’s side in Europe, however, begins against Atletico Madrid who played a g0alless draw away at Roma in their first game.

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have had an intriguing history in the last few years, with the Spanish club knocking the Blues out the last time they were in the Champions League semi-finals.

Team News

Augusto Fernandez is injured for the hosts while the visitors will be without the injured Daniel Drinkwater.

Diego Costa secured a move away to Atletico Madrid but won’t be eligible to appear for the club until January when the transfer ban imposed on Atletico lifts.

Atletico Madrid Possible Starting Lineup: Jan Oblak, Juanfran, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Felipe Luis, Koke, Gabi, Saul Niguez, Yannick Carrasco, Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa.

Chelsea Possible Starting Lineup: Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta, N’Golo Kante, Tiemou Bakayoko, Marcos Alonso, Pedro, Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard.

“Atletico Madrid is a really good team with great experience in this competition. We have to play every game with the will to try to win.  We have to try to play our football but show great respect for Atletico. But this season for sure we have great enthusiasm and desire to show we deserve to play in this competition.”

– Antonio Conte, Chelsea.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea H2H Stats, Atletico Madrid have won two, drawn two and lost only one of their previous five meetings with Chelsea.

Atletico Madrid are unbeaten this season and have kept clean sheets in four of their last five matches in all competitions. It should be a closely contested affair but Atletico Madrid are likely to win 2-1 tonight.

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