CHELSEA are already through to the next round of the Champions League but they stand in Atletico Madrid’s way of the next round. The Blues have the chance to do the double over the Spanish side after beating them 2-1 away in the initial legs.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid – Prediction, betting tips and odds
- Eden Hazard to score first – 9/2 with Sun Bets
- Antoine Griezmann and Eden Hazard to score – 6/1 with Sun Bets
Antonio Conte and Chelsea don’t have such qualification worries – but can knock much-fancied Atletico Madrid OUT tonight with a point or better. The in-form Blues are purring at the moment and will want to clinch top spot in the group. They’ve scored in their last 25 Champions League home games and the devilish Eden Hazard could be your first goalscorer, priced at 9/2 with Sun Bets.
Antoine Griezmann has been involved in every Atletico goal in the competition this season, so Sun Bets’ 6/1 for the Frenchman and Hazard to score any time tickles our fancy too. And what for former Blue Fernando Torres? The Spaniard is 7/1 to score first at Stamford Bridge to help banish the memories of his terrible time there.
What time is kick-off?
THIS match takes place on Tuesday, December 5.
- The game will be held at Stamford Bridge.
- Kick-off is at 7.45pm.
What is the team news?
ANTONIO CONTE is expected to name an unchanged side following an impressive performance in the Premier League on Saturday.
Eden Hazard was classed as “unplayable” by many after scoring twice in the 3-1 win over Newcastle and the Blues boss will be looking to him to excel. Kenedy is still suffering from a knee injury and it is thought that Tuesday’s game will come to early for him to feature.
David Luiz and Charly Musonda both remain sidelined with knee injuries. Atletico Madrid have to win in order to progress to the knock-out stages of the Champions League. The side currently sit third in Group C having only won one of their five previous matches.
Diego Simeone’s men are on an unbeaten run in La Liga just six points behind leaders Barcelona and they will be looking to Antonie Griezmann to provide the goals. The 26-year-old forward, who has been linked with Manchester United, scored in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.