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Chelsea, on yellow alert against Madrid for seven players

The draw for the quarterfinals of the Champions League has yielded the same pairing as last season at this point (Real Madrid-Chelsea) with the notable difference that this time the first leg will be played in the Santiago Bernabeu (April 12th) and turn in Stamford Bridge (April 18th).

Ancelotti’s team will not be able to resort to the ‘effect Bernabeu‘ that so many joys gave him the previous course in the comebacks against psg, Chelsea and Manchester City. With the return off (he would also play the return of the semis at home in case of passing) the Madrid he loses intimidation capacity in his fetish competition, but the whites have an ace up their sleeve that can greatly condition the player Chelsea facing the return: seven reds players are on the brink of suspension and without seeing a yellow in chamartin they will not be able to be in Stamford Bridge.

The warned footballers are Kepa Arrizabalaga, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly, Conor Gallagher, Reece James, Mudryk and Enzo Fernández. All of them add up to two reprimands so far Champions and if they are reprimanded in chamartin they will not play the turn.

Except gallagherall the very important pieces in the Chelsea. Thiago Silvawith a ligament injury, in principle he will not be there for the first leg and it remains to be seen if he will be able to recover for the second leg.

A yellow one for Kepa, Koulibaly, Enzo or Reece James would be a very serious setback for Graham Potter, since all of them are indisputable holders in the blue team. It should also be remembered that Edward Mendy is injured and kepaTherefore, it has no relief from guarantees.

On the other hand, the fact that Reece James is on the brink of suspension puts a lot of spice into his duel with Vinicius Juniorwith whom he fought a beautiful battle during the season at Santiago Bernabeu. The English side, intended by the Madrid Until he renewed last year, he is considered one of the best in the world in his position but his performance has not been the same since he has suffered various injuries in recent months.

Enzo Fernández, the most expensive signing in the history of the Chelseais the one who pulls the strings in the midfield and runs the risk of leaving his team lame in the machine area, the same thing that happens with Koulibaly in the rear axis, where he is indisputable.

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