Real Madrid is the strong favorites heading into this match, given their level of experience in the Champions League and the fact that they are the most decorated team in the competition, having recently won the trophy three times in a row
Chelsea has sprung surprises against teams that were tipped as favorites, including beating Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side at Anfield, crushing Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 without conceding a goal, and most recently, knocking out Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team to reach the FA Cup finals.
In this post, we’ll look at three reasons why Real Madrid should be concerned about Chelsea.
1. Chelsea Are A Well Compact Team
This season, Chelsea has one of the most compact defensive units in Europe, having held more clean sheets than any other European club.
Chelsea signed Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy, and Ben Chilwell in the summer to help them overcome their defensive issues from the previous season, and it has paid off handsomely for them.
The attacking line-up of Real Madrid will fail to deal with Chelsea’s compact defensive set-up, which is extremely robust.
2. Chelsea Have Never Lost To Real Madrid
3. Possession Pattern Of Play
Chelsea has starved their opponents of possession of the ball under Thomas Tuchel; they have adapted well to the German tactician’s possession pattern and are excellent at it
When a team has less control of the ball, it has fewer chances to hit its rival, which may be one of the main concerns for Real Madrid.
Do you think Chelsea would cause an upset by knocking out Real Madrid?