Chelsea and Atlético de Madrid face off to decide who gets through the next round of the UEFA Champions League. The 1-0 victory that the English Premier League side claimed in the first leg puts them in a good place to finish the job at home, but having an entire game for turning around a one-goal deficit could be more than enough for Diego Simeone's squad. However, the Blues have never been eliminated from a two-legged knockout stage of an European competition after winning the first game as visitors. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting soccer game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and find out how to watch the game in the US.
The defeat suffered at Romania was a blow for Atleti, who anyways are having a good season so far as they sit at the top of La Liga standings. Still, the Colchoneros are at risk of starting to fall apart as they couldn't hold the big gap with Barcelona and Real Madrid and these two now are chasing them closely.
Chelsea gave another shock to 'Cholo' Simeone's men with a tight victory thanks to a brilliant Olivier Giroud goal. Thomas Tuchel changed the team's direction and the Blues had a great improvement in the Premier League, and now they have a good advantage to defend at home.
Chelsea vs Atlético de Madrid: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Time: 4 PM (ET)
Location: Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea vs Atlético de Madrid: Time by State in the US
ET: 4 PM
CT: 3 PM
MT: 2 PM
PT: 1 PM
Chelsea vs Atlético de Madrid: Storylines
This matchup was one of the most exciting since the draw for this round was known. However, the first game was not what many soccer fans were expecting, and there were multiple memes and reactions to the actionless, controversial clash that took part in Romania.
Anyways, Chelsea grabbed an important win to head back to London full of confidence under their new, highly praised manager. Thomas Tuchel's arrival woke up the Blues, who were struggling until then after a poor start with Frank Lampard. Now they are inside Champions League spots in the league and have a good difference in their favor to face the second leg.
Atlético de Madrid's great season is suddenly at risk as both their leadership in La Liga and their Champions League campaign are threatened. In the domestic tournament, Barcelona and Real Madrid are pursuing them closer and on the international stage Chelsea shocked them. Diego Simeone and his team have experience in turning around this kind of situation, but each week seems like they are under more pressure.
Chelsea vs Atlético de Madrid: Champions League 2020/21 Top Scorers
Chelsea: Olivier Giroud (6)
Atlético de Madrid: João Félix (3)
How to watch or live stream Chelsea vs Atlético de Madrid in the US
The game to be played between Chelsea and Atlético de Madrid at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN, Paramount+ and UniMás.
Chelsea vs Atlético de Madrid: Predictions and Odds
This evenly matched duel doesn't have a strong favorite for oddsmakers, although the hosts have a slight advantage like in the series. FanDuel has given odds of +130 to a Chelsea win, while Atlético de Madrid were given odds of +230 to beat the Blues. Meanwhile, a tie would result in a +210 payout.
|Atlético de Madrid||+230|
* Odds via FanDuel