Chelsea will host Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League round of 16 second leg clash at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
Best of Bets takes a look at the preview of this game.
Chelsea vs Dortmund match details:
When: Tuesday 7 March – 20:00 UK time
Where: Stamford Bridge, London
First leg score: 1-0 win to Borussia Dortmund
Where to watch Chelsea vs Dortmund in the UK?
Fans in the UK can watch the game on BT Sport.
What happened in the first leg between Chelsea and Dortmund?
An inspired performance by Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel saw Chelsea losing 1-0 despite registering 21 attempts on goal. A half-decent performance at the Bridge in comparison to the first leg could see the Blues through, however, Dortmund will be confident of turning it around considering Chelsea’s fortunes this season.
Chelsea vs Dortmund Team News
Reece James is expected to return after a minor issue led him to miss the clash against Leeds. Mount is suspended and also suffering an abdominal issue. Thiago Silva, Mendy and Azpilicueta are also missing. Kante and Pulisic could return to the bench whereas Aubameyang, Badiashile, Madueke and David Datro Fofana are all out of the Champions League squad registered by the club and so, are ineligible
Karim Adeyemi, who scored the only goal in the first leg will miss this one due to injury. Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel is also facing a late fitness test on his ongoing thigh injury, meaning Meyer could start in goal. Youssoufa Moukoko, Mateu Morey, Abdoulaye Kamara, Donyell Malen and Julien Duranville are also out injured, whereas Ryerson is suspended for this one.
Probable lineups for Chelsea vs Dortmund
Chelsea: Kepa; Chalobah, Koulibaly, Fofana; James, Kovacic, Fernandez, Chilwell; Sterling, Havertz, Felix
Suspended: Mason Mount
Who will miss the quarter-final first leg if booked: Gallagher, James, Koulibaly, Mudryk, Thiago Silva
Dortmund: Meyer; Wolf, Sule, Schlotterbeck; Guerreiro, Can, Ozcan, Bellingham; Brandt, Haller, Reus
Who will miss the quarter-final first leg if booked: Can, Ozcan
While Chelsea showed great signs of improvement in their win against Leeds, they could have easily dropped points and against Dortmund, these issues will probably be easily exposed again.
The German side are on a 10 game unbeaten run across all competitions, including their win in the first leg of this game. We think, they will turn up and beat the Blues at the Bridge.
Chelsea 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
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