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Champions League: Real Madrid vs Chelsea – Werner, Kovacic start, Pulisic, Jorginho benched

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Chelsea travel to Real Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final, with Los Blancos leading the tie 3-1.

Chelsea and Real Madrid clash once again in the Champions League quarter-finals, as both sides eye a spot in the semis.

Los Blancos beat the Blues 3-1 at Stamford Bridge last week, and according to statistics, when Real win away in Europe, they go through 94.4 percent of the time.

That number doesn’t spell good news for the defending champions who have made a number of changes to their side for the second leg.

Christian Pulisic, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, and Cesar Azpilicueta drop to the bench and are replaced by Marcos Alonso, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Timo Werner. N’Golo Kante is handed the captain armband in place of Azpilicueta.

For Madrid, it’s the same team that ran out winners in the first leg, barring Eder Militao, who is suspended and is replaced by Nacho.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Starting XI

Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Junior.

Subs: Asensio, Marcelo, Lunin, Jovic, Lucas, Bale, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mariano, Camavinga, Fuidias, Marin.

Chelsea: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Alonso, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Mount, Havertz, Werner.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Jorginho, Pulisic, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Saul, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr, Vale.

Real Madrid are favourites to win the game, with bet35 giving Carlo Ancelotti’s side odds of 2.60, which means they have a 48.5 percent chance of beating Chelsea on Tuesday.

Check out our exclusive betting tip for the game here!