At last! Time to clinch that sweet top place in the Champions League, while knocking out one of the tournament’s main contenders AND bringing home the second leg of the Champions League’s first play-off round.
Chelsea starting lineup (3-5-2):
Courtois | Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta | Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Kanté, Fàbregas, Moses | Hazard, Morata
Substitutes from: Caballero, Rüdiger, Alonso, Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian, Batshuayi
Atlético Madrid starting lineup (4-4-2):
Jan Oblak | Filipe Luis, Lucas Hernández, Stefan Savic, José Giménez | Saúl Ñiguez, Gabi, Thomas Partey, Koke | Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres
Substitutes from: Moyá, Godin, Vrsaliko, Carrasco, Correa, Vietto, Gameiro
Date / Time: Tuesday, December 5, 19:45 GMT; 2:45pm EST: 1:15am IST (next day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Danny Makkelie.
On TV: BT Sport 3 (UK); Fox Sports regional networks + affiliates, ESPN Deportes+ (USA); Sony TEN 2 (India); elsewhere
Streaming online: BT Sport Live (UK); Fox Soccer Match Pass, ESPN3 in select markets (USA); Sony LIV (India)
Antoine Griezmann’s return to form, with 4 goals and 2 assists recorded by the Frenchman since Atlético’s 2-0 win over Roma two weeks ago, is a scary prospect. Still, to be the best, you need to beat the best; and Chelsea are ought to do so tonight.
COME ON YOU BLUES!