If one thing is for sure, Frank Lampard will need to change his attacking plan if Chelsea are to complete a remarkable turnaround against Real Madrid.

A 2-0 defeat at the Bernabeu leaves them hanging on by a thread, however they may well be content with the result after Ben Chilwell’s red card.

Before the sending off though, there was very little threat from a front two of Joao Felix and Raheem Sterling, both eventually being replaced.

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With an ageing Dani Carvajal and an out-of-position Eduardo Camavinga, who was carded very early in the first half, the Blues didn’t look to expose them with pace or direct attacking.

This is where Lampard has to look to target, and he has the perfect player in his ranks to try and achieve that.

Mykhailo Mudryk was handed a rare start for the Blues at the weekend against Brighton, and despite defeat for the team, he did his personal stock no harm with a very strong performance.

Mudryk has to start vs Madrid

Being a natural winger, it is in his game to want to take on full-backs, even pinning them back to stop them getting involved with attacks.

Carvajal succeeded last week in being able to nullify the threat of Chilwell before he was dismissed, and this had an impact across the side as the front two were not offered any wide support.

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Despite it being for a different team, Mudryk has experience of impressing against this very Madrid side.

The Ukrainian received a standing ovation for his legendary performance as part of a Shakhtar Donetsk side that impressed in the group stages earlier this season.

The 22-year-old is yet to start for Chelsea in this competition, however there would be no better place to make your first than the second leg tomorrow.

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