Chelsea vs Dortmund Champions League Preview 8/3
Prediction for the Chelsea vs Dortmund match in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 on March 8.
Currently, Dortmund is flying high with 10 consecutive wins in all competitions. With such great form, it is unlikely that the Bundesliga representative will allow Chelsea, a team that is struggling, to make a difference, even though they are playing at Stamford Bridge.
INFORMATION ON CHELSEA VS DORTMUND SQUAD
Both Chelsea vs Dortmund have quite a long list of injuries before their rematch tonight. Chelsea will be without Armando Broja, Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Thiago Silva due to injuries. In addition, Mason Mount is also unable to play due to suspension.
However, Chelsea will welcome one of their most important players, midfielder N’Golo Kante. The French player has returned to training after nearly 7 months out due to injury.
Meanwhile, Dortmund is also missing 7 players, with Youssoufa Moukoko, Abdoulaye Kamara, Mateu Morey, Karim Adeyemi, Donyell Malen, and Julien Duranville out due to injuries, while Julian Ryerson is suspended.
CHELSEA VS DORTMUND FORM
There’s no need to talk about Dortmund’s form, as they are currently on a streak of 10 consecutive wins in all competitions, scoring 25 goals, which is an average of 2.5 goals per game and only conceding 8 goals. Dortmund’s unstoppable form has helped them create an exciting race with Bayern in the Bundesliga, and it has been a long time since fans have seen Dortmund explode like this. Their 2-1 victory over the difficult RB Leipzig last weekend further solidified their strength and confidence for the trip to Stamford Bridge.
If Dortmund is the “sky,” then Chelsea is the “abyss.” In their last 12 matches in all competitions, Chelsea has only won 2 games, with 6 losses and 4 draws. Their 1-0 win over Leeds in the Premier League on March 4 doesn’t say much, as The Blues still showed a lackluster and lifeless performance.
Stamford Bridge will be Chelsea’s stronghold, but the home advantage is unlikely to help them make a difference.
EXPECTED LINEUP FOR CHELSEA VS DORTMUND
- Chelsea (3-4-3): Kepa; Chalobah, Koulibaly, Fofana; James, Kovacic, Fernandez, Chilwell; Sterling, Havertz, Felix.
- Dortmund (4-1-4-1): Meyer; Wolf, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro; Ozcan, Can, Bellingham; Brandt, Haller, Reus.
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