Chelsea suffers from a very turbulent external climate due to financial penalties, and is also facing difficult times on the field after the defeat suffered by Brentford last Saturday (02), in the 31st round of the English Premier League. The big hit happens precisely at a crucial period in the Champions League.
Next Wednesday (06), the English club, Real Madrid, will host at Stamford Bridge in the first match of the Champions League quarter-finals. The competition is, at the moment, a priority for Chelsea, mainly due to the distance that separates them from the first place in the Premier League.
During these few days of preparation, coach Thomas Tuchel will have to try to restore the confidence of his players and, above all, to stay away from external factors that can affect the performance of his team. By the way, the coach was not spared the criticism of the British press after the loss of Brentford.
In a lengthy analysis, the English newspaper “The Sun” cited Tuchel as the main culprit of the defeat against Brentford. And according to the conclusion of the league, the coach did not know how to collect his team, he made a mistake in the tactical formation, in the lineup and did not know how to get out of the gap that his team entered when receiving the goals in. Row from Brentford.
Against Real Madrid, Chelsea will have another great test and they will need to show a much better performance on the pitch than they did against Brentford. Next Wednesday’s match is worth a lot for Chelsea to survive in the continental competition, and if they suffer another defeat, the rankings may not be reached.
More than that, Chelsea need to try to achieve a positive result against Real Madrid, as the decisive match between the two teams will be at the Santiago Bernabeu in Spain. Playing at home, Real managed to reverse the result of Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 and reached the classification. The Chelsea-Real Madrid match kicks off at 16:00 (Brasilia time), next Wednesday (06).
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