ATL vs CHE Dream11: Atletico Madrid will head into their first leg round-of-16 UEFA Champions League tie against Chelsea with defensive questions hovering after an uncanny defensive performance against Levante. But with Diego Someone’s Atletico team, you can always expect the discipline at the back, and a super dogged performance in the midfield. Chelsea have struggled for creativity and chances more often than not this season, and Atletico are the master of negating a free flow football. The Blues won the last away game against Atletico and Tuchel will hope to take an advantage back to Stamford Bridge when his side play at Wanda Metropolitano in the first leg round-of-16 Champions League match on Tuesday night (IST). Here is ATL vs CHE Dream 11 Match Prediction.
Fixture Name And Competition: Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Champions League
Date & Time: 01:30 AM (IST), 24 February
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano
Champions League Fixtures: Recent form:
Atletico Madrid: Atletico lost 0-2 at home against Levante; third instance n four games where Atletico failed to win a match.
Chelsea: The Blues are still unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea have won five times in seven games under the guidance of the former PSG manager.
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
Atletico Madrid and Chelsea last met in the 2017-18 Champions League group stage, and Chelsea took four points off Atletico, winning the away fixture 2-1.
But Atletico knocked Chelsea out from the 2013-14 season and will be looking to do the same here again.
Atletico Madrid Wins- 02
Chelsea Wins– 01
Last meeting: 1-1 Draw
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Champions League Standing: Atletico Madrid finished second in their group behind reigning champions Bayern Munich, while Chelsea topped their group.
ATL vs CHE Dream11 Prediction Team News, Injury Report, Starting Lineups
Atletico Madrid News
Atletico Madrid Injury Report, Unavailability: Diego Simeone will have to negotiate the first leg without a host of first-team stars.
Right-back Kieran Trippier will be serving a mandatory one-game ban after earning two yellow cards during the group stage.
In-form winger Yannick Carrasco is also out due to an injury, as are Sime Vrsaljko and Jose Gimenez.
In addition, Hector Herrera is unlikely to be involved in ATL vs CHE Dream11 Team Prediction match after testing positive for Covid-19.
Expected changes: Thomas Lemar and January arrival Moussa Dembele both returned to the first-team after recovering from Covid-19 and should be in the team.
Saul Niguez and Stefan Savic will be returning to the team after missing the 2-0 loss against Levante.
Atletico Madrid Starting XI (probables) | Atletico Madrid Playing 11
Chelsea Injury Report, Unavailability: Thomas Tuchel has only centre-back, Thiago Silva, as his only major concern ahead of the first leg in Madrid. The former PSG defender is thought to be recovered from a thigh injury as he returned to the first-team training but wasn’t deemed fit to play.
In addition, playmaker Mason Mount suffered a slight knock against Southampton and will be a game-time call.
Expected changes: Tuchel is likely to ring in changes to the side that played out a draw against the Saints.
Tammy Abraham is likely to lead the attack, with Jorginho, Andreas Christensen and Callum Hudson-Odoi returning to the playing 11 as well.
Chelsea Starting XI (probables) | Chelsea Playing 11
Goalkeeper: J Oblak
Defenders: A Rudiger, C Azpilicueta, M Hermoso
Midfielders: C Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, M Llorente, S Niguez
Attackers: T Abraham (VC), J Felix, L Suarez (C)
ATL vs CHE Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
Luis Suarez: It’s baffling why Barcelona let go of a premium striker such as Luis Suarez. It’s Atletico’s advantage as the Uruguyuan is racking up and scoring goals. He is a good captain option in Dream 11 prediction teams.
Angel Correa: One of the in-form players on Atletico’s roster at the moment. He can score and boasts a game-defining vision as well.
Time Werner: Though he may not be as consistent as he can be, Werner remains Chelsea’s leading scorer.
X-factors, differential picks
Marcos Llorente: The 26-year-old Spaniard has the habit of popping up with something special in bog games. And this is a high-stake match. Count him in.
ATL vs CHE Today Match Prediction Football Match
In our Today Match Prediction odds above, the home team is being seen as a slight favourite to win this match. So choose your ATL vs CHE Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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