UCL MD 6: Atletico Madrid confident ahead of crunch Chelsea tie

UCL MD 6: Atletico Madrid confident ahead of crunch Chelsea tie

The 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League season enters its final match day in the group stages, with 14 teams set to do battle for the remaining eight knockout berths.

One of those teams is La Liga side, Atletico Madrid, who travel to Stamford Bridge with their destiny not entirely in their own hands.

Having qualified last time out with a victory over Qarabag, Chelsea would be hoping to seal top spot in group C with another win over Atletico Madrid at the Bridge tonight. Atletico on the other hand, have it all to fight for as a victory in England and a draw between AS Roma and Qarabag will see them through to the round of 16.

Chelsea’s Nigerian wingback, Victor Moses, who returns to the squad after about two months out due to injury, is taking no chances as he gears up for an important match with the hope of a string finish.

Meanwhile, ahead of the match at the Bridge, former Chelsea defender, Felipe Luis says the 2015 finalists have regained their form and confidence, following a difficult few weeks, and ‘need to win’ against the Blues.

“We had a difficult start, but we’ve improved a lot and started winning again,” he said. “We need to win. This is the energy we’re trying to transmit in the dressing room.”

“We had a lot of ties and now everyone is playing better. Griezmann is feeling better, he always played good but now he’s scoring goals. He’s our best player and we are trying to help him,” he added.

Elsewhere tonight, in group A, a point at Old Trafford against CSKA Moscow will see Manchester United through as group winners, while Juventus can seal second spot with a win over Olympiacos in group D, with Barcelona having already won the group.

Tuesday’s fixtures in full:

Group A

Man U vs CSKA Moscow

Benfica vs Basel

Group B

Celtic vs Anderlecht

Bayern vs PSG

Group C

Roma vs Qarabag

Chelsea vs Atletico

Group D

Olympiacos vs Juventus

Barcelona vs Sporting

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