It's Champions League time and the hopeful contenders are Atlético Madrid and Chelsea

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Competition: Europe Champions League
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Arena Naţională (55600 seats)

Atlético Madrid and Chelsea will play at least 180 minutes of football to decide who advances from this Champions League 8th Finals battle. Get ready for the first 90 minutes!

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Atlético and Chelsea.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Chelsea, who are travelling more than 1700 kilometers to play this game.

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Atlético Madrid form and stats

Atlético participated in Champions League the last season, where they reached the quarter-finals.

29 points is a decent return from 12 La Liga games here at Arena Naţională for Atlético Madrid. The data says 9 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. 2W-3D-1L is the hard facts regardless of venue in the Champions League for Atlético Madrid.

The Atlético Madrid crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 0-2 to Levante here at Arena Naţională in a La Liga match. 1-1 away at Levante before that.

This is expected to be a close game, with Atlético perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Atlético Madrid as a small favourite), we find two games. Atlético Madrid has won zero of these, drawn two and lost zero.

Atlético can score goals in their home matches. After 12 league matches they have found the net 26 times. Atlético Madrid have only conceded 7 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Chelsea form and stats

Chelsea's mission in Champions League last season failed in the 8th finals against Bayern München.

Playing away, Chelsea have won 6 games, drawn 3 and suffered 4 defeats in the Premier League this season. Total Champions League statistics for Chelsea: 4 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses.

Chelsea are the visiting side once again, their previous game being the 1-1 draw at Southampton. Before that, Chelsea secured a home win against Newcastle United with the score 2-0.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found four similar matches played by Chelsea in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Chelsea, two draws and zero defeats.

Chelsea are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 18 away goals from 13 games (in the league). It's worth mentioning that 10 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 14 goals have been conceded by Chelsea in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Last seven meetings between the teams: Atlético won two, Chelsea won two and three draws. five games with over 2,5 goals, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

AtléticoL. Suárez Díaz
L. Suárez Díaz
16 goals
Atlético MadridM. Llorente Moreno
M. Llorente Moreno
8 goals
Atlético MadridJ. Sequeira
J. Sequeira
6 goals

Atlético Madrid missing players

Chelsea missing players

Atlético Madrid Chelsea
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 12   Played P   12 25
17 8   Won W   7 15
5 3   Drew D   1 5
3 1   Lost L   4 5
45 22   Scored S   16 43
20 9   Conceded C   11 19
96% 92%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 92%
80% 75%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   67% 76%
44% 42%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   42% 48%
28% 42%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   17% 28%
8% 8%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   0% 4%
48% 42%   BTTS BTTS   42% 44%
40% 50%   Clean Sheets C S   42% 48%
16% 17%   Failed to Score F T   17% 16%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.5 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.7 1.4
1 0   Red cards R C   0 0
 
12 14.2   Shots (avg) S (   12.5 14.5
4.7 5.1   Shots on Target (avg) S O   3.5 4.9
38% 36%   Goal Efficiency G E   38% 35%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Atlético Madrid 23 17 4 2 45 16 12 9 2 1 26 7 11 8 2 1 19 9 29 55
2 Real Madrid 24 16 4 4 42 19 11 8 0 3 20 7 13 8 4 1 22 12 23 52
3 Barcelona 22 14 4 4 49 21 11 7 3 1 28 12 11 7 1 3 21 9 28 46
4 Sevilla 22 14 3 5 32 16 11 8 1 2 19 7 11 6 2 3 13 9 16 45
5 Real Sociedad 23 10 8 5 37 20 11 4 5 2 18 10 12 6 3 3 19 10 17 38
6 Villarreal 23 8 12 3 32 24 12 5 6 1 18 12 11 3 6 2 14 12 8 36
7 Real Betis 24 11 3 10 32 38 12 6 2 4 16 15 12 5 1 6 16 23 -6 36
8 Levante 24 7 10 7 34 33 12 4 6 2 19 16 12 3 4 5 15 17 1 31
9 Granada 23 8 6 9 27 38 12 6 3 3 17 15 11 2 3 6 10 23 -11 30
10 Celta de Vigo 24 7 8 9 29 36 11 6 1 4 18 18 13 1 7 5 11 18 -7 29
11 Athletic Club 22 8 4 10 32 26 11 6 1 4 19 10 11 2 3 6 13 16 6 28
12 Valencia 24 6 9 9 30 32 12 4 5 3 18 14 12 2 4 6 12 18 -2 27
13 Osasuna 23 6 7 10 22 31 11 4 3 4 13 15 12 2 4 6 9 16 -9 25
14 Getafe 24 6 6 12 17 30 12 4 3 5 9 9 12 2 3 7 8 21 -13 24
15 Cadiz 23 6 6 11 20 39 12 2 4 6 11 21 11 4 2 5 9 18 -19 24
16 Deportivo Alaves 23 5 7 11 20 34 12 3 4 5 10 15 11 2 3 6 10 19 -14 22
17 Eibar 24 4 9 11 19 27 12 1 5 6 6 13 12 3 4 5 13 14 -8 21
18 Elche 22 4 9 9 20 31 12 2 6 4 11 17 10 2 3 5 9 14 -11 21
19 Real Valladolid 24 4 9 11 22 35 12 2 4 6 12 20 12 2 5 5 10 15 -13 21
20 Huesca 23 2 10 11 18 33 11 1 5 5 6 12 12 1 5 6 12 21 -15 16
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Manchester City 24 17 5 2 49 15 12 9 2 1 25 7 12 8 3 1 24 8 34 56
2 Manchester United 24 13 7 4 50 31 12 5 3 4 25 18 12 8 4 0 25 13 19 46
3 Leicester City 24 14 4 6 42 26 12 6 1 5 19 16 12 8 3 1 23 10 16 46
4 Chelsea 25 12 7 6 41 25 12 6 4 2 23 11 13 6 3 4 18 14 16 43
5 West Ham United 24 12 6 6 37 28 12 6 3 3 19 14 12 6 3 3 18 14 9 42
6 Liverpool 25 11 7 7 45 34 13 7 2 4 22 16 12 4 5 3 23 18 11 40
7 Everton 24 12 4 8 37 33 12 4 2 6 17 20 12 8 2 2 20 13 4 40
8 Aston Villa 22 11 3 8 36 24 10 5 1 4 19 14 12 6 2 4 17 10 12 36
9 Tottenham Hotspur 23 10 6 7 36 25 12 5 3 4 17 13 11 5 3 3 19 12 11 36
10 Arsenal 24 10 4 10 31 25 12 5 3 4 16 13 12 5 1 6 15 12 6 34
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 9 6 10 26 32 13 5 4 4 15 14 12 4 2 6 11 18 -6 33
12 Leeds United 24 10 2 12 40 43 11 4 2 5 16 16 13 6 0 7 24 27 -3 32
13 Southampton 24 8 6 10 31 40 13 5 2 6 17 16 11 3 4 4 14 24 -9 30
14 Crystal Palace 24 8 5 11 27 42 12 4 3 5 14 21 12 4 2 6 13 21 -15 29
15 Burnley 25 7 7 11 18 30 13 4 4 5 10 14 12 3 3 6 8 16 -12 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 24 5 11 8 25 30 12 1 7 4 11 15 12 4 4 4 14 15 -5 26
17 Newcastle United 24 7 4 13 25 40 12 4 2 6 15 21 12 3 2 7 10 19 -15 25
18 Fulham 25 4 10 11 21 32 13 2 4 7 8 17 12 2 6 4 13 15 -11 22
19 West Bromwich Albion 25 2 8 15 19 55 12 1 4 7 8 32 13 1 4 8 11 23 -36 14
20 Sheffield United 25 3 2 20 15 41 12 2 1 9 9 18 13 1 1 11 6 23 -26 11

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Read more about Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is the major international club football tournament in Europe. The competition begins already in late June and lasts for almost a year, ending with the final played in late May or early June. After several qualifying rounds the group stage is where the “true” Champions League begins for many viewers. Eight groups with four teams each battle through six rounds to qualify for the knock-out phase. Then a round of 16, quarterfinals and then semifinals needs to be won before a place in the final is secured.