Chelsea line up vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid are without injured defenders Sergio Ramos and Ferland Mendy, but Toni Kroos returns in midfield, while former Blues winger Eden Hazard is among their substitutes after making his own comeback over the weekend. Fellow ex-Blue Thibaut Courtois starts in goal for Los Blancos.

Zinedine Zidane also looks set to switch his formation to match our own back three, with Marcelo coming into the team as captain, along with Kroos and Vinicius Junior, as they make three changes to the side which drew 0-0 with Real Betis in their last match.

Chelsea: Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta (c), Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Mount, Werner, Pulisic

Substitutes: Caballero, Kepa, Alonso, Emerson, James, Zouma, Gilmour, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Abraham, Giroud

Real Madrid: Courtois; Eder Militao, Varane, Nacho; Carvajal, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Marcelo (c); Benzema, Vinicius

Substitutes: Altube, Lunin, Odriozola, Gutierrez, Blanco, Isco, Asensio, Hazard, Rodrygo, Arribas, Diaz

Referee: Danny Makkelie

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