And so, here we are, on the cusp of a third Champions League final in club history. Win and we’re in. Clean sheet and we’re in. 90 minutes to glory, or perhaps 120 (if another 1-1 draw). Anything else, and we’re out.
The task is simple. The task is far from easy. No surprises from Tuchel, except maybe with Pulisic not starting. Hazard starts for Real meanwhile.
Here we go.
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Mendy | Rüdiger, Silva, Christensen | Chilwell, Jorginho, Kanté, Azpilicueta (c) | Werner, Havertz, Mount
Substitutes from: Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Zouma, James, Alonso, Emerson, Gilmour, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Abraham, Giroud
Real Madrid starting lineup (4-3-3):
Courtois | Mendy, Ramos (c), Éder Militão, Nacho | Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos | Hazard, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Substitutes from: Lunin, Altube, Asensio, Marcelo, Valverde, Odriozola, Isco, Mariano Díaz, Rodrygo, Arribas, Blance, Gutiérrez
Date / Time: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT; 12:30am IST (next day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Daniele Orsato (on pitch); Massimiliano Irrati (VAR)
On TV: BT Sport 2 (UK); CBS Sports Network, Univision, TUDN (USA); Sony TEN 2 (India); SuperSport Máximo 1, Canal+ Sport 3 (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK); Paramount+, Univision Now (USA); Sony LIV (India); DStv Now (NGA) — CBS All Access is now called Paramount+, which is the same not-great thing but we have a sparkly new affiliate link for it, which makes it a tiny per cent better. We also have a Fubo TV affiliate link, if you’re so inclined.
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!