English Premier League club, Chelsea FC will have a face off with Spanish laliga Santander giants, Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 later this month. Chelsea qualified first from their group and got Atletico Madrid who finished second in their own group, the first leg will hold at the Wanda Metropolitano before the return fixture at Stamford Bridge.
Atletico Madrid are currently at the top of the laliga table with 10 points above second place and with a game in hand. But they recenty announced that their skillful forward, Jao Felix has tested positive for COVID-19. The player is said to be currently isolating at home, in compliance with the health authorities’ guidelines.
Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard last month, the coach who took them top of their UEFA Champions League group without losing a match. He was sacked for a deep in form by his squad and Chelsea hired former Paris Saint Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel instead.
The last time Chelsea played against Atletico Madrid was during Antonio Conte's time as head coach at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won 2:1 in the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano hereby becoming the first team to beat Atletico at their new home ground.
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