Former England worldwide Glenn Hoddle has backed Chelsea to come back out on high in opposition to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second-leg clash on Wednesday.
The Blues at present have the benefit heading into the return leg at Stamford Bridge as they managed to attain an away aim to attract 1-1 in opposition to Real Madrid.
Hoddle believes Real Madrid should not at their strongest, and Chelsea ought to assert their dominance over Zinedine Zidane’s facet as they did in the first leg.
“I stated earlier than the first leg that I assumed over two legs they (Chelsea) would get by way of. They should not enjoying the best Real Madrid facet ever. I believe Real may have a stronger facet at the Bridge on Wednesday than that they had in the first leg and I believe Chelsea are going to should play effectively,” Hoddle told the Evening Standard.
“But I thought there were major parts of that first leg where Chelsea were in control and should have got the second goal. Sergio Ramos will strengthen Real if he comes back in but I think Chelsea should be buoyant, they should be positive and I think they will win the game. They are playing with a lot of confidence and Thomas Tuchel has done a wonderful job,” he added.
Real Madrid will likely be with out two key gamers in opposition to Chelsea
Although the Real Madrid duo of Ferland Mendy and Sergio Ramos are anticipated to play a component, the duo of Raphael Varane and Lucas Vazquez is not going to be out there for the recreation.
Real Madrid weren’t at their finest in the first leg and can maybe depend themselves fortunate to move into the second leg with no deficit.
However, Zidane’s facet will nonetheless want to seek out an away aim in the event that they wish to win the tie on mixture. Chelsea will look to cease them and are in a superb run of type at the second.
Chelsea have saved 4 clean-sheets of their final 4 video games throughout all competitions and have discovered new defensive rigidity beneath Thomas Tuchel.
Real Madrid, on the different hand, haven’t been at their scoring finest, having drawn blanks in three of their final six video games throughout all competitions.