Chelsea vs Madrid: Hazard, Mount start, Pulisic, Marcelo on bench

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Chelsea look to continue their remarkable turnaround under Thomas Tuchel by reaching the Champions League final tonight when host Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final tie at Stamford Bridge.


The Blues were the better side in the first leg in Madrid last week but were held to a 1-1 draw after Christian Pulisic’s opener was cancelled out by Karim Benzema.

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Eden Hazard is back at Stamford Bridge with a starting shirt after spending seven seasons as a Chelsea player.


Chelsea made a change to their last week’s line-up with Pulisic’s expected to start from the bench.

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The winners in the game are expected to face Manchester City in the Champions League final.

Team to play Chelsea: Courtois; Nacho, Militao, Ramos, Mendy, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Hazard, Vinicius Junior, Benzema.

Subs: Mariano, Sergio Arribas, Isco, Altube, Blanco, Lunin, Odriozola, Asensio, Miguel, Rodrygo, Marcelo, Valverde.

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Team to play Real Madrid: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Werner.


Subs: Kepa, Emerson, Alonso, Abraham, Caballero, Gilmour, Zouma, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, James, Ziyech, Pulisic.

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