Havertz and Pulisic start – Predicted Chelsea Xl vs Real Madrid

Thomas Tuchel has a few big calls to make in his line up for the Champions League clash against Real Madrid this evening, as they prepare to play the biggest game of their season so far.

Manchester City have already booked their place in the final, and Chelsea will desperately be trying to make it an all English final.

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With the away goal, Chelsea are the team who do not have to go out chasing the game, but I’m not expecting any changes in style of play from Tuchel’s team and it will be business as usual in terms of the line up and intensity.

I’d expect to see his strongest and most experienced team line up tonight, so that will probably mean Cesar Azpilicueta over Reece James at right wing back again, with Andreas Christensen continuing alongside Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger, who will be playing in a protective mask.

I think Kai Havertz will lead the line, although there is a strong chance Timo Werner plays as well.

But this is my predicted Xl –

(3-4-3): Mendy, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger. Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell. Mount, Pulisic, Havertz.

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