Start date: 28 Apr 2021 00:00
Venue: Estadio Alfredo di Stefano
Referee: Danny Desmond Makkelie, Netherlands
After the scoreless draw against Real Betis over the weekend, Real Madrid’s chances of winning La Liga have significantly dropped. This was their second scoreless draw in three games in the Spanish league and it seems that Los Blancos can now focus on the quest for their 14th European Cup/Champions League trophy. The saga surrounding the formation of the European Super League seems to have shaken the club a bit as well, but all of that should be forgotten now. The bigger problem for Real Madrid is their extensive injury list, with Valverde, Ramos, Mendy, Lucas, and Kroos all unlikely to play against Chelsea.
The Blues managed to snatch a very important win against West Ham on Saturday to keep them in the hunt for the Top 4 in the Premier League, so they are coming into this game in a very good mood. Chelsea has also secured a spot in the FA Cup Final recently, so they can still win two major trophies this season. In addition to their good form, The Pensioners will also have a nearly full squad at their disposal for the first leg of the semi-finals since Kovacic and Silva are the only two players under question due to injuries.
Current Real Madrid squad is:
Forwards: Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo, Marco Asensio, Mariano Díaz, Hugo Duro
Midfielders: Luka Modrić, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Isco, Federico Valverde, Lucas Vázquez, Sergio Arribas
Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Raphaël Varane, Daniel Carvajal, Ferland Mendy, Éder Militão, Nacho Fernández, Álvaro Odriozola, Pablo Ramon
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin.
Current Chelsea squad is:
Forwards: Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulišić, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Olivier Giroud, Charly Musonda Jr
Midfielders: Kai Havertz, N’Golo Kanté, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovačić, Jorginho, Billy Gilmour
Defenders: Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Marcos Alonso, César Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, Xavier Mbuyamba
Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy, Willy Caballero.
15:00 CEST: Real Madrid vs Chelsea: How and where to watch on tv or stream | Channel and start time
The match between Real Madrid and Chelsea will take place at 21:00 CEST. This match is of great importance for Zinedine Zidane’s team, especially after their goalless draw against Real Betis in LaLiga Santander on Saturday.
For fans in the USA, the game will start at 12:00 PDT / 15:00 ET, and it will be available to watch on CBS Sports, TUDN, Paramount+, and ZonaFutbol in the USA.
In India, the game will start at 00:30 IST and will be shown live on TV via Sony Ten 2 and Sony Live.
In the UK, kick off is at 20:00 GMT, and will be shown on BT Sport 2, while the match can be streamed via the BT Sport app.