This semi-final tie is finely poised after a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Madrid, when Karim Benzema’s sharp finish cancelled out Christian Pulisic’s opener, though Thomas Tuchel was left to rue a number of missed chances.
Tuchel’s men are looking to reach the biggest game in European club football for the third time, and hoping to replicate their 2012 success, when a mid-season change of manager proved a catalyst for European glory.
Madrid, meanwhile, are seeking a remarkable 14th title, which would mean they had won the trophy twice as many times as any other club in Europe, with AC Milan boasting seven wins.
Awaiting the winners are Man City, who beat Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 on aggregate to coast into the final.
Kick-off time, date and venue
Chelsea vs Real Madrid is scheduled for an 8pm kick-off today, May 5, 2021.
The game will be played behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge, in line with current coronavirus restrictions.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Real Madrid
TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: Subscribers can stream the game online via the BT Sport website and app.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid team news and lineups
Chelsea XI: (4-3-3) Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Werner, Mount; Havertz
Subs: Kepa, Caballero, Alonso, Abraham, Pulisic, Zouma, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Gilmour, James, Emerson
Real XI: (4-3-3) Courtois; Nacho, Ramos, Militao, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Vinicius, Benzema, Hazard
Subs: Lunin, Altube, Asensio, Marcelo, Valverde, Odriozola, Isco, Mariano Diaz, Rodrygo, Arribas, Blanco, Gutierrez
Chelsea vs Real Madrid prediction
Chelsea’s away goal gives them a slight advantage going into this game, particularly when you considered how solid they’ve been at the back under Thomas Tuchel.
This could be a cagey affair early on, forcing Madrid to push as the game wears on and that could leave them vulnerable to the pace of Pulisic and Timo Werner on the break.
Chelsea to win 1-0.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 2
Real Madrid wins: 0
Chelsea vs Real Madrid odds and betting tips
Chelsea to reach the final: 5/7
Real Madrid to reach the final: 7/5
Chelsea to win 1-0: 8/1
Under 1.5 goals: 2/5
Odds via Betfair (subject to change). Click here to find out more.