Demba Ba poses interesting question about Chelsea potentially reaching CL final

Demba Ba asked for answers on his social media about Chelsea possibly landing a pair of Champions League finals for their men and women’s team.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will be looking to follow in the footsteps of their female counterparts when they play Real Madrid in the semi-final later today.

Emma Hayes’ group made it into the competitions finale after they defeated Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate last Sunday.

Chelsea now have the chance to send both of their senior squads into the European closing stage and Ba asked his Twitter followers if this had ever been done before.

The answer is: no, they have not. Meaning Chelsea would be history makers if they achieve the feat.

Ba was part of the last Blues group to make a Champions League semi-final back in 2014, where they were eliminated by Atletico Madrid.

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Having already knocked out Atletico in the round of 16 this season, Chelsea are in a much better position than they were seven years ago.

They have an away goal advantage from their first leg bout with Madrid in Spain.

Tuchel has transformed them into a defensive machine that gives very little away.

Chelsea’s coach will also have revenge on their mind, having missed out on the title last year whilst managing Paris Saint Germain.

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But this is Madrid we are talking about.

They are the 13 times winners, who were champions in three successive campaigns, all led by their current manager.

Zinedine Zidane loves this tournament and will simply not let his players lie down, despite Chelsea’s vantage point.

All eyes should be on Stamford Bridge tonight, as the Blues take on Los Blancos to see who can book their ticket for the Champions League’s climax.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.