Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea: Champions League – Match Preview

Chelsea make the daunting trip to Madrid to face Atletico in their toughest group stage fixtures.

Atletico Madrid are starting to find their form and were too strong for Sevilla on the weekend.

In their Champions League opener they earned a decent point away at Roma.

Chelsea thrashed Qarabag in their first European game of the season, with Pedro Rodriguez opening the scoring in a 6-0 win.

Alvaro Morata continued his excellent start to his Chelsea career last weekend, scoring a hat-trick as the Blues won 4-0 away at Stoke City.

Team news
August Fernandez is the only injury concern for the home side and is expected to miss out.

Angel Correa is expected to partner Antoine Griezmann up front, with Fernando Torres among the subs.

David Luiz should overcome a wrist issue to feature for the Blues here.

Eden Hazard, Davide Zappacosta and Gary Cahill could come in from the team that beat Stoke.

Expected starting XI’s
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Felipe Luis; Koke, Gabi, Saul Niguez, Carrasco; Correa, Griezmann
Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Zappacosta, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Pedro; Morata

Predictions

Result: Draw (23/10 with Betfair)

Correct Score: 0-0 (15/2 with William Hill)

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