Picking the Best Potential Chelsea Lineup to Play Atletico Madrid on Tuesday Night

Chelsea host Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening as the Blues look to head into the last 16 as group winners.

A win against Atletico would secure a top spot finish but anything other than that could leave the door open for AS Roma to climb above them due to head-to-head record between the sides. 

Atleti could still qualify for the knockout rounds but must win, however, will rely on Roma losing to Qarabag.

Here is how Chelsea could lineup on Tuesday.

Goalkeeper

  • Courtois

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?Thibaut Courtois has only let three goals in at home in the Champions League and that was only in one game. The Blues didn’t lose that and Courtois will be needed to thwart the danger of Antoine Griezmann.

Defence

  • Azpilicueta

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  • Christensen

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  • Cahill

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It could be another defensive switch up on Tuesday as Conte may look to rotate is back line.

Cesar Azpilicueta was recently given a rest but he returned on Saturday and is set to continue in the three.

Brazilian David Luiz is still out through injury and youngster Andreas Christensen could be given the task of playing at the centre of the back three. A position in which he has shined in and looked at ease since coming back to Chelsea.

Antonio Rudiger started against Newcastle after his match-winner against Swansea but the defender is likely to be replaced by Chelsea captain Gary Cahill.

Midfield

?Victor Moses returned to the Chelsea side following his hamstring injury and is set to continue ahead of Zappacosta to continue on the road to full recovery. His case was strengthened after he assisted Morata at the weekend to give the Blues the lead. Alonso will continue on the left.

Tiemoue Bakayoko hasn’t been influential in recent games and has been out of the Chelsea side for a couple of games now, from the start. It looks to continue that way on Tuesday as the trio of Drinkwater, Fabregas and Kante have looked impressive, dynamic and balanced in their performances together this season. 

Forwards

  • Morata

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  • Hazard

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Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard have looked formidable this season and their partnership in the forward roles is blossoming game after game that they play with one another.

Both players scored at the weekend, with the Belgian the standout for the Blues, which featured a delightful panenka from the penalty spot. They will be the key stars who will be looked at to fire Chelsea to hold the top spot in Group C.

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