The Blues currently have the advantage in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, where they managed to score a goal away from home in a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid.
Hoddle Believes Real Madrid are not in their strongest form, and Chelsea must assert their dominance over Zinedine Zidane’s team as they did in the first leg.
“I said before the first leg that I thought they (Chelsea) would cross two feet. They are not playing against the greatest Real Madrid team ever.” Hoddle told the Evening Standard, “I think Real will have a stronger team in Bridge on Wednesday than they did in the first leg and I think.” Chelsea will have to play well. “
“But I thought there were big parts of the first leg where Chelsea were dominating and he should score the second goal. Sergio Ramos would boost Real if he came back but I think Chelsea should be booming, they should be positive and I think they will win the game. They play with great confidence and he has done.” Thomas Tuchel did a wonderful job. “
Real Madrid will miss two key players against Chelsea
Although Real Madrid duo Ferland Mendy and Sergio Ramos are expected to play a role, the duo of Raphael Varane and Lucas Vazquez will not be available in the match.
Real Madrid were not at their best in the first leg and may consider themselves lucky to qualify for the second leg without incapacitation.
However, Zidane’s team will still need to find a goal away from home if they want to win a tie on aggregate. Chelsea will seek to stop them and are in good shape for the time being.
Chelsea have kept four clean sheets in their last four matches in all competitions and found new defensive strength under Thomas Tuchel.
On the other hand, Real Madrid have not been in their best scoring form, tying in three of their last six matches in all competitions.