The team of Simeone has moved to the Champions League knockout round as the group runner-up and according to the draw, Atletico Madrid will face Chelsea in the UCL last 16.
The current La Liga top-ranked holder Atletico Madrid is very balanced in recent days. Especially, when the team got the former Barcelona boy Luis Suarez, they have become much stronger. Basically, Atletico Madrid had the lackings of a perfect finisher in their early days. But after buying Suarez, they have now a best-rated finisher and now, they are fighting for their first Champions League glory.
Under the guidance of Diego Simeone, the team has one of the best defence among the European clubs and now, they have got the finisher as well. So, they are now expectedly holding the top position on the league point table.
Now, here we are presenting the upcoming Champions League round of the last sixteen matches details between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea below.
1st Leg Between Atletico Madrid Vs Chelsea
- Date – 23rd February 2021
- Arena – Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
2nd Leg Between Atletico Madrid Vs Chelsea
- Date – 17th March 2021
- Arena – Stamford Bridge, London
According to the matches schedule, the first leg of the last sixteen will be staged at the venue of Atletico Madrid in next 23rd February. And the following 2nd leg will take place in next 17th March at the Stamford Bridge.
Round of 16 draw ✔️
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Atletico Madrid will face Chelsea H2H
- Total Played – 7
- Atletico Won – 2
- Chelsea Won – 2
- Draws – 3
Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are the two big teams in the European stages. Though Atletico Madrid has not tasted the glory of the Champions League yet the Premier League side Chelsea tasted UCL trophy once. Also, they became the UCL runner-up once as we know. Now, if we look at the above data, these two clubs have faced each other a total of seven times.
Both teams got two victories each and the rest three matches were drawn. In the year 2017 Champions League, Atletico Madrid faced Chelsea for the last time. The Blues managed a victory in the first leg against Atletico but the 2nd leg ended with a 1 – 1 goal.
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Atletico Madrid Last Five Matches: W – W – W – L – W
Now, before their next head to head battle, let’s find out their current performances. In that case, we are looking at their last five matches. If we look at the last five matches of Atletico Madrid, the team of Madrid managed four victories and lost once against Real Madrid in the league by a 2 – 0 goal.
Chelsea Last Five Matches: W – L – L – D – W
Now, let’s check the team of England. The team Chelsea FC is not in their best form now though they are holding the 5th position on the league point table. Out of their last five matches, the team of Stamford Bridge managed only two victories and lost twice times also. Though they moved to the Champions League knockout round as the group champion. But in the league, they are not in a suitable form.
Team Atletico Madrid and Chelsea both have got some potential players in their squad. Though Atletico Madrid’s defence is a little more perfect than the Blues it seems. Now, they have also perfect finisher like Luis Suarez. They have also Correa, Diego Costa and some others.
Under the goal post, Oblak is holding the position as the goalkeeper. On the other side, Chelsea has Timo Werner, Pulisic into their attacking division and the former PSG defender Silva is the key player of their defence. So, the upcoming matches between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will be contesting.
Atletico Madrid 2 – 1 Chelsea.