Champions league action is back as Real Madrid vs Chelsea becomes the first semi final match to be played tomorrow.
However ahead of tomorrow’s crunch tie , a quick analysis on both teams as they prepare to face each other .
Both teams will hope to gain the first leg advantage , despite their performances in their various leagues.
During the weekend madrid where held to a goalless draw by real betis while chelsea defeated westham .
Real Madrid vs Chelsea team news and injury update
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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane during his match conference confirms , ferland Mendy won’t be part of tomorrow’s game as the defender battles with calf injury.
However , Zidane confirmed Eden Hazard is fit and available to face former side Chelsea while German midfielder Toni kross is also available for tomorrow game .
Meanwhile , chelsea manager thomas Tuchel made known in his match briefing that all players are available except croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic for tomorrow’s meeting with real madrid.
Match stats : Real Madrid vs Chelsea
* Real Madrid have faced Chelsea more often than any other side in all competitions without winning in their entire history. They faced in the 1971 Cup Winners’ Cup final (1-1 first game, 2-1 to Chelsea in replay) and the 1998 Uefa Super Cup final (1-0 to Chelsea).
*This will be the 163rd Uefa Champions League match between English and Spanish teams, the most of any two nations. English teams have won four of their last seven against Spanish opponents (D2 L1), twice as many as in their previous 20 against them (W2 D7 L11).
* Chelsea are set to play in their eighth Champions League semi-final, the most of any English club, while this is Real Madrid’s 14th semi-final – two more than any other side.
* Chelsea have only lost the first leg in one of their seven previous Champions League semi-finals (W2 D4), a 3-1 defeat to Monaco in 2003-04. The first legs of their last six semi-finals – all in which they were unbeaten – have seen just four goals scored (three for, one conceded).
* Real Madrid have won the first leg of nine of their last 10 Champions League knockout ties (L1), scoring at least two goals in eight of these games. This is their first semi-final since 2017-18, winning the first leg 2-1 that year away at Bayern Munich.
* Zinedine Zidane and Thomas Tuchel are two of only 24 managers to have managed 15 or more Champions League matches in the knockout stages – Zidane has the joint-best win ratio (alongside Luis Enrique) of these managers (67%, P27 W18), while Chelsea boss Tuchel has the seventh-best percentage (53%, P15 W8).
* Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has faced Real Madrid more often without losing in the Champions League than against any other opponent (W1 D3). In the competition’s history, the only other manager to face Los Blancos as many as four times without losing is Gerard Houllier (P4 W2 D2).
* Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech has been directly involved in six goals in seven Champions League starts in the knockout stage (four goals, two assists), and scored in his first two such appearances against Real Madrid, for Ajax in the 2018-19 last 16. The last player to score in their first three games against Real Madrid in the competition was Lucio (2002-07).
* Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has conceded just two goals in his first nine Champions League appearances – the record for fewest goals conceded in a goalkeeper’s first 10 matches is two, set by Keylor Navas between 2014 and 2016 for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea kick-off tomorrow @ 20:00