Chelsea v Atletico Madrid preview and predicted lineups.

Atletico Madrid travel to Stamford Bridge Tonight for in their final group match.


Heading into this clash in West London, Chelsea sit top of Group C and they have already secured their place in the knockout stages. They will still aim to win against Diego Simeone’s side in a bid to finish top of the group ahead of Roma.

Eden Hazard starred for the Blues on the weekend as they came from behind to secure a comfortable 3-1 victory at home to Newcastle, and they are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions, winning five.

David Luiz remains sidelined with a knee injury for the home side and Michy Batshuayi have returned to training but Tuesday’s game will come too soon for the duo.

Atletico Madrid:

Meanwhile, Atletico’s slim hopes of advancing to the final 16 rest on them beating Chelsea and Roma failing to win against Qarabag in the other Group C fixture.

 Los Rojiblancos started the season slowly but their form has picked up in recent weeks with four consecutive wins, and the goal they conceded in the 2-1 defeat to Real Sociedad on Saturday was the last one they have conceded since October.

Juanfran is set to miss out with a hamstring injury, while Stefan Savic returns after serving a one-match suspension against Roma.

During the second Champions League gameweek back in September, Antonio Conte’s side struck late on to beat Atletico 2-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Potential lineups:

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Morata, Hazard.

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Luis, Godin, Savic, Vrsaljko; Carrasco, Saul, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Gameiro.

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