LIVE: Chelsea vs Real Madrid – Eden Hazard and Sergio Ramos both START for Spanish giants as Blues look to press home away-goal advantage after first-leg and book Champions League final showdown with Man City
- Chelsea carry the advantage after a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Spain last week
- Champions League latest news, including fixtures and results
A place in the Champions League final against Manchester City is on the line tonight as Chelsea host Spanish giants Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.
Follow Sportsmail’s live runner for Champions League coverage of Chelsea vs Real Madrid, including scoreline, lineups and build-up.
Chelsea are facing Real Madrid for the fifth time in European competition and they are unbeaten against them in the previous four (W2 D2).
This will be the first time across the five meetings that Chelsea have hosted the Spanish side.
The Belgian forward has only started one game since January due to knee problems.
Tnings have not gone to plan for him since his big money move from Chelsea but that could all be forgotten if he fires them into the biggest game in club football.
The blues started really well in Madrid and took a deserved lead thanks to a fine finish from Pulisic.
However, Karim Benzema leveled midway through the first half with an acrobatic effort.
Tuchel’s men had the better of the second half but couldn’t find a second.
One change from the first leg as Kai Havertz, fresh off his two goals against Fulham on Saturday, comes in for last week’s goalscorer Christian Pulisic.
Starting XI: Mendy, Rudiger, Silva, Christensen, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, Azpilicueta, Mount, Havertz, Werner.
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Alonso, Zouma, James, Emerson, Ziyech, Gilmour, Pulisic, Abraham, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi.
Eden Hazard starts against his former club while injured defenders Rafael Varane and Dani Carvajal are replaced by Ferland Mendy and returning club captain Sergio Ramos coming in.
Starting XI: Courtois, Militao, Ramos, Nacho, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius.
Subs: Lunin, Altube, Odriozola, Gutierrez, Isco, Valverde, Arribas, Blanco, Marcelo, Asensio, Diaz, Rodrygo.
And welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid.
The tie is finely poised after a 1-1 draw in Spain last week.
Team news to follow with kick-off at 8pm
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