Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid 06/12/2017
Chelsea are already home and dry, but the first place is still up for grabs. They will do so with victory over Atletico or if Roma fail to win their home match against Qarabag.
For Atletico, it is the ultimate last chance saloon. They have to win and even that might not be enough. Diego Simeone’s men will also have to hope Roma don’t win. Should Roma draw and Atletico win, the Spaniards will advance due to a better head-to-head record.
Atletico’s form have picked up in recent weeks, their 2-1 late win over Real Sociedad on Saturday marking their fourth consecutive win. But is it too little too late for the three-time losing finalists, who have played to goalless draws in both their away group matches?
Chelsea took the first meeting 2-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano, Atletico’s first ever European game at their spanking new stadium.
One man key to the destiny of this Stamford Bridge showdown will be Eden Hazard. The Belgian maestro has had a hand in five goals in his last four Champions League games for Chelsea and on the back of scoring a brace at Newcastle United over the weekend, will be looking for more.