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Chelsea vs Real Madrid live: Champions League latest score and updates – Getty Images/Steve Bardens

07:10 PM

Frank Lampard talks to BT Sport, his former (and future) employer.

This two week period was challenging [in terms of finding time to coach on the training pitch]. You do everything you can with preparation and meetings, those things try to push you. Where we are is a reality. The simple thing is to be clear and not overcomplicate it. And for the layers to implement it with the passion that these nights require.

You have to respect the opponent and I have to choose players with good interest, good shape. Starting with wings last week I don’t think it was an area we used a lot. With this system you have to get possession of the ball and get your backs high up the pitch. We have the legs and the energy to do that [in this selection].

You can’t wait for a magical wish and tell players to score more goals. It’s about being more clinical. We have to stay in the game, not be crazy and keep a clean sheet. Then we have impact players to come into the game. It’s up to us to change, not scoring enough goals. Can we be efficient?

06:49 PM

And for those of you looking in black and white

Chelsea Arrizabalaga; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Wesley Fofana: James, Kante, Fernandez, Kovacic, Cucurella; Gallagher; Havertz.
Representatives Mendy, Azpilicueta, Halla, Zakaria, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Joao Felix, Mudryk, Sterling, Mount, Chukwuemeka.

Real Madrid Courtois; Carvajal, Eder Militao, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Representatives Lunin, Vallejo, Nacho, Hazard, Asensio, Odriozola, Lucas, Tchouameni, Ceballos, Rudiger, Mariano, Lopez.

Referee Daniele Orsato (Italy)

06:41 PM

What formation is that?

Like 3-5-1-1? Or has Frank Lampard gone for two false nines?

06:39 PM

Chelsea clung to three behind

06:17 PM

Real Madrid unchanged

Some consider it disrespectful to name the team so early. Marcelo Bielsa wanted to announce his part at his press conference on Friday but was told that other managers would consider it offensively arrogant. Lord knows why. Carlo likes to go early, too:

Chelsea’s will be within about 25 minutes if last week is any guide.

06:12 PM

Preview: Required – a distinct identity and sense of common purpose

Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid, which they start 2-0 down. It was only two years ago that Chelsea secured a 2-0 home win over Real in the 2021 semi-final to put them on the path to a second European Cup but they are now in far worse shape than before there was and their defense, denied. from the screening of Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho in front of them, they look too soft to hold out against the likes of Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo although their toothlessness resembles Les Dawson’s Nona.

Still, Real Madrid, having fired the first shots in a strangely sound ‘No, you’re at war with Barcelona over the footballing ways of a fascist dictator, were very vulnerable to Chelsea’s counter-attacks early in the first half. foot and more poise from Raheem Sterling. and more speed and precision from Joao Felix would have given their efforts a goal. They are unlikely to leave their defense so exposed with too many players committed up front to set pieces in London but Liverpool showed in the first 15 minutes of the Round of 16 at Anfield before it became so dramatic you can beat their back. four with a grip in the press and speed down the routes.

Chelsea sold out sign at Stamford Bridge - Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea sold out sign at Stamford Bridge – Nick Potts/PA Wire

Whether a visit to the dressing room of those recognizable customers from Harry Enfield’s Notting Hill shop, I Saw You Coming, namely Chelsea’s owners after their victory over Brighton, will do the trick and a modicum of combat against their bring a group of desperate players. as for direction and coherence, I’m not so sure. The players are motivated by many things, collective pride, personal ambition, an authentic connection with the club and its fans, ‘a ton of money, an amusing clock and a bag of French porn’ … but by the insistence of the billionaires. been there for less than a year? Stranger things have happened but it’s rare that a team with a distinct identity and sense of common purpose finds them and sticks.

Vinicius Junior and Toni Kroos were sidelined for Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Cadiz on Saturday while Luka Modric, David Alaba, Dani Carvajal and Eduardo Camavinga started on the bench. Everyone should return tonight with an XI unchanged from the one Carlo Ancelotti sent out at the Bernabéu.

Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kanté missed the Brighton game but Frank Lampard has some options who will have to turn to Marc Cucurella at left back after Ben Chilwell’s red card in Madrid. Kalidou Koulibaly is injured, Lampard reported concern but did not rule. out Kai Havertz and Ruben Loftus-Cheek while the following members of the Chelsea squad / team for the first time on the Longest Day, are not registered for the UEFA club competition: Benoît Badiashile, Noni Madueke, David Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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