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Real Madrid vs Chelsea, 2021 Champions League Semifinals: Predicted lineups

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Who will start on Real Madrid’s left-back spot?

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Real Madrid host Chelsea in the crucial first leg of the UEFA Champions League Semifinals. The European competition represents Madrid’s best chance of winning a trophy this season after the recent draws against Getafe and Betis in La Liga, so Los Blancos must now play every game as if it was their last.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Militao, Nacho, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Vinicius, Benzema.

Chelsea predicted XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, Reece-James, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Mount, Pulisic, Werner.

It will be extremely important for Madrid to contain Chelsea’s efforts through the wings, and at the same time they better be ready because the London-based club always press really hard. Real Madrid will need Kroos and Modric to be at their very best in order to create scoring opportunities. Eden Hazard could be an extremely valuable asset off the bench if he is fit and ready enough to contribute.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Date: 04/27/2021

Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: TUDN (USA), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain)

Available Streaming: TUDN.com (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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