Atlético-Chelsea | Atlético vs Chelsea Champions League preview: where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news | UEFA Champions League

Atlético host Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on 23 February at 21:00 CET. This page will update with team news, quotes and expert analysis as kick-off approaches.

Atlético vs Chelsea build-up

What’s the story?

Watch Lampard strike for Chelsea against Atlético

Watch Lampard strike for Chelsea against Atlético

Last season’s chastening 7-1 aggregate loss to Bayern condemned Chelsea to a fourth successive round of 16 elimination, and on form that run is expected to continue. The Blues impressed in the group stage, winning 4-0 at Sevilla, but have since stuttered, replacing head coach Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel in January. Meanwhile, Atlético (who ended Liverpool’s defence at this stage 12 months ago) are making a strong bid for their first Liga title since 2013/14.

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Form guide

Atlético

Form: WWWWLW
Latest: Cádiz 2-4 Atlético, 31/01
Where they stand: 1st in Liga

Classic Chelsea v Atlético goals

Classic Chelsea v Atlético goals

Chelsea

Form: WDWLWW
Latest: Chelsea 2-0 Burnley, 31/01
Where they stand: 7th in Premier League

Possible line-ups

Atlético: Oblak; Savić, Giménez, Hermoso; Vrsaljko, Llorente, Koke, Lemar, Carrasco; João Félix, Suárez

Chelsea: Mendy; James, Rüdiger, Thiago Silva, Chilwell; Mount, Kanté; Ziyech, Havertz, Pulišić; Giroud

Expert predictions

To follow

Match stats and facts

View from the camps

Čech reaction to Chelsea-Atlético tie

Čech reaction to Chelsea-Atlético tie

Petr Čech, former Chelsea goalkeeper: “Atlético are always difficult opponents; in this season’s Liga they have been performing really well and consistently. They have a coach who plays his own way, the players buy into it and they work hard as a team.”

More to follow

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