- Chelsea have been tipped to edge Real Madrid out and advance to the Champions League final
- Thomas Tuchel's men have an away goal advantage over their guests from the first leg
- Michael Owen who played for Los Blancos for one season believes the La Liga outfit will be ousted tonight
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Premier League legend Michael Owen has backed Chelsea to beat Real Madrid and progress to the Champions League final.
The Blues head into the second leg of their semifinal clash at Stamford Bridge with an away goal advantage courtesy of Christian Pulisic's 14th-minute strike in Spain a week ago.
Although Karim Benzema's stunner a minute before the half-hour mark meant Los Blancos are still in contention for the final ticket.
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However, if both sides fail to score at Stamford Bridge in this game, Thomas Tuchel and his men will proceed to face Manchester City in Instabul on May 29.
In spite of their experience in this competition, Owen insists Chelsea will edge the Spanish team out at the end of the regulation period. Daily Star quoting Owen in his column for BetVictor reports that:
“This is the type of game where Thomas Tuchel thrives. "With an away goal in the bag, he is sure to have his side well drilled with the aim of giving nothing away."
Tuchel will be hoping his players can be more technical in front of goal than they did in the first leg with Timo Werner losing important chances but fired straight into Thibaut Courtois' hands.
The London club has been entirely impressive since the arrival of the German boss in January as he is about to qualify them for the Champions League final and also has a chance to win the FA Cup.
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“If Chelsea are happy to sit in, I think there is every chance they could nick one on the break against a Madrid defence that’s looked shaky in recent weeks. With that in mind, I’m siding with the Blues’ to go through and make it a second all-English Champions League final in three years.”
Antonio Rudiger will have to wear a protective mask if he lines up against Madrid after suffering an injury late on in last week's opening leg.
While Mateo Kovacic will be out due to a hamstring injury, but Tuchel can otherwise pick from a fully fit squad.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea and Real Madrid hope to finish what they started a week ago in Spain when they face off at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal clash.
The Blues have a slight advantage with an away goal in their 1-1 draw in the first leg with Christian Pulisic and Karim Benzema both scoring for either side.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is now talking tough ahead of the deciding match between the former champions.