Pat Nevin has given a big thumbs up after seeing the Chelsea starting line-up which will take on Real Madrid this evening.

Chelsea are now just minutes away from Tuesday night’s huge Champions League showdown against Madrid.

The Blues suffered a 2-0 defeat last week during their trip to Spain, which gives them quite a mountain to climb in the two-legged tie.

However, the London club will be hoping for a big upset later on at Stamford Bridge when they host Madrid.

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Frank Lampard has named his starting XI for Chelsea this evening, confirmed via Twitter.

It looks like a back three of Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva and Trevoh Chalobah playing ahead of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Chelsea midfield looks packed with Enzo Fernandez, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante all starting. Reece James and Marc Cucurella appear to be the wing-backs, too.

That leaves Conor Gallagher and Kai Havertz to complete the line-up.

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Nevin is really optimistic about the Chelsea side put out by Lampard:

“You certainly don’t get to the Champions League semi-final without taking some risks. This is risky. I like it. I’ll be open now; that’s what I would have done,” Nevin said, as quoted by the club’s official YouTube account.

The general reaction from the fanbase certainly doesn’t seem as positive, but let’s see how the game unfolds.

Chelsea definitely look very light at the top end of the pitch, which is a surprise given they need to overturn a two-goal deficit.

They have the likes of Joao Felix, Mykhailo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic as forward options on the bench.

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