4 reasons Chelsea were able to knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League

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Chelsea will visit Real Madrid’s headquarters in the 2021/2022 Champions League quarter-final second leg. This match will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu, Wednesday (13/4/2022) early morning WIB.

Chelsea will face a very tough challenge. They had to turn things around after losing 1-3 to El Real in the first meeting, April 7, 2022.

The Chelsea goal, which was escorted by Edouard Mendy, had to be broken three times which was bought up by the aging striker Karim Benzema. The Blues could only score one goal through Kai Havertz.

If you want to automatically qualify, Chelsea must win at least with a three-goal advantage over Real Madrid. That way, they will win on aggregate and advance to the next round.

Chelsea’s chance has not been closed to get rid of the Spanish giants. But it takes extra struggle and a little luck to make it happen.

Including several reasons that could make Chelsea rise and make a surprise by ejecting Real Madrid. Here’s the review.

Thomas Tuchel’s slick record
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has a pretty good statistic when he meets Real Madrid. In his career, he has met seven times.

The records are two wins, four draws, and one loss. The only defeat he got was last week when Chelsea lost to Los Blancos 1-3 in the first leg.

The second meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu could be an opportunity for Tuchel to beat the Spanish giants again. Meeting Chelsea and Madrid in the semi-finals last year also proved that Thomas Tuchel is one of the best coaches in the world.

Defending Champion Status
Chelsea may lose 1-3 to Real Madrid in the first meeting in the quarter-finals last week. There are still 90 minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu for the Blues to turn things around.

The winning mentality will be shown by Chelsea as England’s representative with the title of defending champion of the Champions League. The big ear trophy for the second time in history was won by Chelsea last year.

Before stepping into the final and overcoming fellow English team Manchester City, Chelsea were also able to eject Real Madrid in the semi-finals. Note that can be done again Mason Mount et al.

Lagi On Fire
Chelsea had slumped in the past week, both in the domestic competition and in the Champions League. They were humiliated by their visitors Brentford 1-4, then lost to Real Madrid 1-3 three days later.

A pretty bad record for a team as big as Chelsea. But they bounced back at the weekend, shaving hosts Southampton 6-0 in the Premier League.

This landslide victory can at least restore motivation and enthusiasm to compete for Chelsea and stop a series of sluggish results. The victory could make the motivation of the players burn when serving Madrid.

Prestigious Degree
Chelsea’s appearance this season is still windy despite having a pretty good squad. The Premier League title is certainly lost in the grip after losing to compete with Man City and Liverpool.

While the Champions League trophy could be the only prestigious title that could save Chelsea’s face as defending champions. One other trophy that is still possible is the FA Cup, when they managed to advance to the semi-finals.

Chelsea will mobilize all the potential of their squad to get rid of Real Madrid. Worth waiting for can Chelsea prove themselves worthy of going deep in the Champions League this season.