Chelsea v Real Madrid LIVE commentary and team news: Blues face crucial Champions League clash as Man City await in the final
Chelsea take on Real Madrid tonight looking to book a meeting with Manchester City in the Champions League final.
Now Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea will be out to join them as they host La Liga giants Real in their semi-final second-leg.
The Blues hold a slight advantage having drawn 1-1 in Spain last week.
Christian Pulisic gave them an away goal but Karim Benzema levelled to keep the tie finely poised.
Chelsea v Real Madrid: How to listen
This match will get under way at 8pm on Wednesday, May 5.
Full coverage from Stamford Bridge will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.
Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and Ally McCoist.
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Chelsea v Real Madrid: Confirmed team news
Some big news as Timo Werner starts over Christian Pulisic for Chelsea, while Eden Hazard and Sergio Ramos are in the starting XI for Real Madrid.
Chelsea: Mendy, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Mount, Werner, Havertz
Subs: Kepa, Caballero; Alonso, Zouma, James, Emerson, Gilmour, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Abraham, Giroud
Real Madrid: Courtois, Mendy, Sergio Ramos, Militao, Nacho, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius.
Subs: Asensio, Marcelo, Lunin, Valverde, Odriozola, Isco, Mariano, Rodrygo, Altube, Arribas, Blanco, Gutierrez.
Chelsea v Real Madrid: What has been said?
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: “The challenge is to forget the first result and start at 0-0.
“We will clearly prepare to win the match, nothing else. We have no other way to prepare matches. I only know to encourage my team to go out and try and win it.
“If we are at our best, it’s a no-brainer we go for a win. We want to win games. This club is about winning, this game is about winning, this competition is about winning.
“So forget the first result, it’s not as important as people out there think. There is zero importance for preparation for the next match. It changes nothing how we start the match tomorrow, what we do in training, and zero influence in the talk we give to our players.
“We will encourage them, we will demand from them, and we will be strong at 8 o’clock as a group, as one club, with one big goal.
“This will only happen if we bring our best level to the pitch, and our best level is when we fight to win.”