Our prediction for this Champions League match:
A spot in the Champions League quarter-finals will be at stake when Chelsea and Atletico Madrid face each other at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening. The Blues won the first leg thanks to Olivier Giroud’s amazing bicycle kick goal, and Thomas Tuchel’s troops are now on a quest to defend their slim lead. Since Chelsea have been impressive at the back of late, we are positive that they will rely on their rock-solid defence in the second leg.
Mason Mount is banned for the match, while Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham are both sidelined with injuries. Kai Havertz is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, aim to overcome the deficit in London, but beating the Blues at Stamford Bridge is easier said than. Chelsea have been producing fine displays in all competitions ever since Thomas Tuchel took over the reins, and, taking everything into account, home win should be considered. There should be no absentees in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Timo Werner):
Timo Werner is a German starlet, who began his senior career at Vfb Stuttgart. The German forward, who was born in Stuttgart on March 6, 1996, scored 13 goals in 95 appearances in the league for Die Schwaben and in 2016 he moved to fellow Bundesliga side Leipzig and he impressed with the Red Bulls in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign, scoring 21 goals in the process.
To make things even better for the talented attacker, he represented Germany at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and it has to be noted that he provided an assist for Lars Stindl in the title game. Despite the fact that coach Joachim Low rested star players at the tournament in Russia, the Germans eventually won the trophy.
Timo Werner played for the Germany U17 team as well and he won the silver medal with die Mannschaft at the 2012 UEFA European Championship. His main position is centre forward, but he is used as a winger as well. Timo Werner’s contract with Leipzig should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.