Champions League action will be taking over club football in the coming week. We will witness a thrilling clash between Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund. The two clubs met for the first time in the first leg where Dortmund turned out to be the winners 1-0. Both the teams are evenly matched and their commendable performance in the first leg makes the second leg more interesting.
The struggles for Chelsea are not coming to an end for the Blues. They need help to win matches in both the Premier League and Champions League. It seems like Chelsea won’t be seen in the next season of the Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund have emerged as the new elite name in club football in the past few years. They are at the top of the Bundesliga point table and would like to play with the same aggression in the Champions League. The top bookmakers in India have some great odds for the match
Since the beginning of the new season, Chelsea has witnessed some major struggles in the team. They are coming to host Dortmund after scoring a win against Leeds by 1-0 but even the win won’t give them the required confidence to reach the next round of the Champions League. The strikers are struggling to score goals and the defence looks lost on the field.
Reece James is expected to miss the 2nd leg because of his hamstring injury.
Predicted Lineup: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly, Benoît Badiashile, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Enzo Fernández, Mateo Kovačić, Ben Chilwell, Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz, João Félix
With a winning streak of eleven matches, Borussia Dortmund looks high on confidence and with every game, the team is becoming stronger. Their win over RB Leipzig in the last game by 2-1 will be a major boost in the confidence and BVB will be seeing themselves in the next round of the Champions League already.
Karem Adeyemi is expected to mark his absence due to a thigh injury.
Predicted Lineup: Alexander Meyer, Marius Wolf, Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck, Julian Ryerson , Jude Bellingham, Emre Can, Salih Özcan, Julian Brandt, Sebastian Haller, Marco Reus
Chelsea have never failed to impress in their home games when it comes to Champions League football. The visitors have won the last eleven games but they struggled to score goals in front of big teams. We predict a win for Chelsea by 2-0.