Frank Lampard will be forced to take some risks if Chelsea are to turnaround their 2-0 deficit against Real Madrid.

A 3-5-2 system at the Bernabeu simply didn’t work, with a front two who looked like they’d never even played together up front.

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The defeat against Brighton could have convinced the manager that certain players deserve a chance in the last-chance match.

Here’s The Chelsea Chronicle’s predicted XI for the Champions League quarter-final tomorrow.

GK and Defence

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Kepa Arrizabalaga covered himself in glory despite the result on Saturday, and will start in goal tomorrow night.

In a back three, Wesley Fofana will continue on the right despite his struggles against Vincius Jr last week.

A rest against Brighton will allow Thiago Silva to return fresh to marshal the backline at Stamford Bridge.

No Kalidou Koulibaly will call Trevoh Chalobah into the starting side, in a position that would look perfect for Benoit Badiashile to fill if he was fit.


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Reece James will be on the right of a back five/midfield four, and attacking will be imperative for him following Ben Chilwell’s red card.

In the middle, Enzo Fernandez will continue his record of starting every single game since joining the club.

He will be partnered by N’golo Kante, who will be well-rested after being left out against Brighton.

With Chilwell not available after his sending off, it will be a huge opportunity for Marc Cucurella to turn things around with the Chelsea fans.


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Joao Felix will be handed another chance to impress as a roaming member of the attack.

Kai Havertz will return after missing the game at the weekend with a slight injury.

The frontline will be complete with Mykhailo Mudryk, who will be making his first start in the Champions League for Chelsea.

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