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Champions League: Chelsea optimistic forward essential conflict with Borussia Dortmund

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Three weeks after their disappointing 1-0 loss in Germany, Chelsea should bounce again towards Borussia Dortmund within the second leg of their Champions League spherical of 16 tie this night.

Raheem Sterling’s teammates are at present sitting in tenth place within the Premier league, 11 factors behind the highest 4.

Graham Potter, who was praised at Brighton earlier than being beneath intense scrutiny in London, will need his gamers to point out extra grit at Stamford Bridge and get a outcome which may salvage Chelsea’s season.

“Imagine it or not, the temper has been optimistic all through. It isn’t pleased and joking and smiling whenever you’re shedding, after all not. However on the identical time, there’s been a assist for one another and an excellent spirit and an excellent environment” Graham Potter, Chelsea’s head coach is.

With much less cash spent within the switch markets and higher performances on the pitch, Dortmund, , are on a 10-game unbeaten streak within the Bundesliga.

Sebastien Haller’s teammates stay strong on the highway within the league, and have conceded solely two targets of their final 5 video games.

Whereas Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva are anticipated to be lacking for Chelsea, Edin Terzic should do with out his striker Karim Adeyemi, who scored the one aim of the sport within the first leg.

Within the different recreation, Brugge might be trying to defy the percentages after they journey to Lisbon.

Scott Parker’s males made too many defensive errors in Belgium and might want to overturn a 2 aim deficit towards a strong Benfica in the event that they need to make it into the final 8 of the competitors.