The Blues head to the Santiago Bernabeu to overturn a two-goal deficit after a masterclass from Karim Benzema secured a 3-1 first-leg advantage for Los Blancos at Stamford Bridge six days ago.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea bounced back at the weekend with a 6-0 demolition job against Southampton and will be hoping to carry some of that momentum into tonight’s tough competition.
Meanwhile, Madrid overtook local rivals Getafe 2-0 in La Liga – a game in which Gareth Bale was booed.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s game…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Real Madrid kick off against Chelsea is scheduled for 20:00 BST tonight, Tuesday April 12, 2022.
Madrid’s Estadio Santiago Bernabeu will host the match.
Where to watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea
TV channel: The match will be televised live tonight on BT Sport 2 and Ultimate, with coverage starting at 7pm.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the game online via the BT Sport website or app.
Live Blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with James Robson on the pitch to provide expert analysis.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea team news
Eden Hazard (ankle), Isco (back) and Luka Jovic (muscle) all missed the first leg and will do so again this week, having also missed the win over Getafe. Eder Militao is suspended.
Carlo Ancelotti has made some changes to his squad for this match and is expected to recall Ferland Mendy, fit again after a muscle problem, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Dani Carvajal to face Chelsea.
Chelsea will travel to Spain without Romelu Lukaku after the forward was ruled out with his Achilles injury. Lukaku missed Saturday’s 6-0 win at Southampton with the problem and failed to recover in time.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta is available again after missing out on Southampton’s win due to Covid. Callum Hudson-Odoi remains struggling with an Achilles problem, while Ross Barkley has been ruled out with illness. Ben Chilwell is a longtime absentee.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea may well be on the verge of salvaging this tie, but it’s hard to see them keeping a clean sheet, with one goal enough to see Los Blancos through to the last four.
However, the abolition of the away goals rule helps Chelsea’s cause and could make the evening more interesting.
Chelsea win, 2-1.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
The first leg victory was Real’s first ever against Les Bleus.
Real Madrid wins: 1
Chelsea win: 3