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It's a replay of last season's Champions League semi-final as defending European champions Chelsea welcome 13-time winners Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the pick of the 2021/22 last eight ties. Also returning to familiar surroundings is Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti, who who won a league-and-cup double during a two-season west London spell from 2009. This one promises fireworks. Full Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream details below.
The soap opera that is Chelsea Football Club continues creating headlines. Saturday's unexpected 4-1 home defeat to Brentford brought to an end the Blues' five-game winning streak in the Premier League and should inspire Thomas Tuchel's men to up their game against a Spanish side they have never lost to in five previous meetings. Tuchel must decide whether to stick with misfiring frontman Romelu Lukaku.
Twelve points clear at the top of La Liga, Real Madrid are cantering to a 35th domestic crown but their 4-0 defeat to bitter Clasico rivals Barcelona in late-March is proof los Blancos have a soft underbelly if opponents can find a way to scratch it. You could even argue Ancelotti's side are lucky to be in the last eight at all.
Madrid were led a merry dance by Kylian Mbappe for three-quarters of the previous round, only for Paris Saint-Germain's traditional springtime Champions League defenestration (and Karim Benzema's 17-minute hat-trick) to gift the Spaniards a scarcely deserved comeback. Eden Hazard is back in the treatment room, while boss Ancelotti is recovering from Covid but may make the trip.
It's an 8pm BST kick-off at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 6th April, 2022. Read on for more details on how to watch a Chelsea vs Real Madrid live stream wherever you are in the world.
Chelsea's 4-1 home defeat to Brentford was a shocker, but it didn't come entirely out of the blue. Thomas Tuchel's men have been winning without playing well for some time now, and Saturday's humbling could serve as a timely wake-up call. The return of Reece James for the clash with Madrid will be a major boost. The right-back has been Chelsea's key attacking threat all season.
While Lukaku and Werner have been lukewarm this season, one striker who's in the form of his life is Karim Benzema. The Frenchman scored a remarkable 17-minute hat-trick to send PSG crashing out of the tournament in the last round. With 24 goals so far, he's La Liga's top scorer.
Chelsea host Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel's play the first leg in west London before heading out to Madrid for the reverse tie at the Bernabeu.
It was semi-final delight for the Blues over Carlo Ancelotti's side last year, and they will be hoping to have a repeat this time out as they continue their quest to retain their European crown.
Chelsea battle Real Madrid in the Champions League tonight, hoping to quickly get over their stunning defeat by Brentford.
After the international break, the Blues were emphatically upset by their west London rivals at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with Christian Eriksen among the goal scorers as Thomas Tuchel’s side collapsed in humiliating, uncharacteristic fashion after initially leading through Antonio Rudiger.
Chelsea must swiftly recover from a first defeat to Brentford since 1939 that bore none of the hallmarks of their recent admirable on-pitch form that saw them put aside the significant off-field distractions linked to the club’s impending takeover.
Tuchel is desperate for his side to successfully retain their European crown after seeing off Lille in the last 16, but they face a stern quarter-final test against the 13-time continental champions.
Madrid bounced back from their El Clasico rout by Barcelona to defeat Celta Vigo on Saturday in a game in which Karim Benzema scored two of three penalties, with Los Blancos now 12 points clear in the LaLiga title race with only eight matches left to play.
The visitors - who will have manager Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout after he tested negative for Covid-19 on Wednesday - will fear no one after their incredible comeback to topple Paris Saint-Germain in the last round, which saw them overturn a 2-0 deficit courtesy of a stunning 17-minute Benzema treble.