Eriksen and Brentford took the Londoners to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League match. The score 1:4 stunned Tuchel, he did not expect that a modest opponent would do such a thing with his defense. We played four defenders, but today the veterans can be diluted with James and return to 3-4-2-1, the team understands this scheme better. It is possible that Tuchel is lying that he did not try to adapt to Ancelotti’s model, because his experiment failed. Who will win this time? Make your best with the best betting odds in Tanzania.
Before the defeat, the «aristocrats», who are temporarily prohibited from using their fortune, had six victories in a row in different tournaments. They also lost to Liverpool only in the penalty shootout, so they met the penultimate defeat in regular time already at the beginning of the year, on the road against Manchester City. Don’t let the Premier League weekend adventures put you off, Chelsea are a stubborn and successful team that knows their worth.
With the lightning-fast Chilwell at the base, the left flank would be more fun. But Ben is injured. Now Marco Alonso will meet the club with which several generations of his family are associated. Let’s see how Ancelotti will plan the game through his right flank, but this edge will be important. Ziyech and Mount can change places, Carvajal is not twenty years old, like Modric. It will be interesting to see Tuchel line up his football against them.
About Real Madrid
Real Madrid have only lost one of their last seven matches, but that was a 4-0 thrashing at the Santiago Bernabéu by Barcelona. Not Brentford, of course, but also a good opponent. And although the progress of the Xavi team did not allow the Catalans to significantly reduce the distance to Real Madrid in La Liga – they will get up to a maximum of nine points, that result hit the mood of Madrid.
The game against Celta turned out to be nervous, with moments at the gate of Courtois. Benzema took the penalty three times (twice for sure). Ancelotti can again be reproached for deliberately refusing to look for new moves, because he used the 4-3-3 scheme without the slightest innovation or change. How effectively are the «old guard» prepared for the toughest game against the evil «Chelsea»? We are waiting for the answer on the night from Wednesday to Thursday.
The irregularity in Real Madrid’s game – remember the huge difference between them in Paris and Madrid in the return game against PSG, is explained, for starters, by the age of the team. Then the features of the head coach. Also the Cup nature of Madrid, which allowed so many times to get to the decisive stages of European competition. Sometimes Real Madrid looks incredibly weak, but this is its feature, not an eternal characteristic.
Karim Benzema is one of the best players in the world right now. The experienced Frenchman scored 8 goals and made 1 assist in the Champions League (spent 7 fights), and also added 24 goals and 11 assists in 26 La Liga games. The striker’s incredible form – ten clean shots and four correct passes in the last six games – gives Real Madrid hope that Mendy’s defense will miss either Karim or one of those whom he assists.