Chelsea hold a slender advantage following their crucial away goal at the Santiago Bernabéu in the first leg but the return of their prodigal son at Stamford Bridge could make things hard for them.
Los Blancos paid a whopping €100 million to the Blues for the services of Eden Hazard, but the winger is yet to justify his price tag. The stage is set for the 30-year-old who has the capability to inflict severe damages when he is on song.
The return of Sergio Ramos will bolster the confidence of Zinedine Zidane as well, who would be hoping to progress to the 4th Champions League final of his managerial career.
Both Chelsea and Madrid decided to rest some of their key players in their respective domestic matches and both managers could line up a with string of changes.
The London side will have to take the field without Mateo Kovačić, who was quite influential in the first leg. The Croatian has been sidelined with a hamstring problem and Jorginho is likely to replace him in the team.
Antonio Rüdiger has been declared fit and will be wearing a face mask following his facial injury in Madrid.
Predicted Lineup – Edouard Mendy; Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rüdiger; César Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kanté, Jorginho, Ben Chilwell; Hakim Ziyech, Mason Mount; Kai Havertz
The Spanish giants have had their fair share of injury problems and won’t have the service of a number of players. Both Lucas Vázquez and Dani Carvajal are set to miss the remainder of the season and an injury to Raphaël Varane has only made the task more difficult for Zidane.
However, the return of Ramos and Marcelo will lift the confidence of the team and we could hope for a mouthwatering match at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Thibaut Courtois; Nacho Fernández, Éder Militão, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modrić, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard