UCL - Chelsea FC v Borussia Dortmund 

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2022/23 UEFA Champions League

Round of 16 - Second-Leg

Chelsea FC v Borussia Dortmund 

Stamford Bridge 
London, England 
Tuesday, 7 March 2023 
Kick-off is at 20h00  
Chelsea FC will battle it out with Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge on March 7. 
Champions League Form
The English giants succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Dortmund in the Round of 16 first-leg clash in Germany on February 15.
The defeat ended Chelsea's five-match unbeaten run in the Champions League having recorded four wins and one draw before facing Dortmund.
The Blues are undefeated in their last three matches at home in this competition having registered two successive victories and one draw.
While Dortmund are unbeaten in their last five matches in the Champions League having recorded three consecutive draws and one two wins. 
The German side is also undefeated in their last two matches on the road in this tournament having registered one draw and one win.
What Is At Stake 
Chelsea will be determined to win this match by two clear goals in order to progress to the quarter-finals as a victory by a one-goal margin would take this tie into extra time. 
While Dortmund will progress to the last eight if they avoid a defeat at Stamford Bridge and the winner of this tie would then take part in the quarter-final draw on March 17.
Team News
Thiago Silva joined Chelsea's injury list on February 26 and he is expected to be out for five to six weeks, while Raheem Sterling, Edouard Mendy, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja are still out injured. 
While Dortmund will be without Julian Ryerson who is suspended, while Karim Adeyemi, who netted in the first-leg clash against Chelsea, Julien Duranville and Youssoufa Moukoko are injury doubts.
Key Players
Chelsea will pin their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals on world-class attacker Joao Felix who has the ability to single-handedly inspire the Blues to a win over Dortmund.
On the other hand, Dortmund will look to their influential teenage sensation Jude Bellingham with the goalscoring midfielder having netted four goals in this season's Champions League. 

Jude Bellingham of Dortmund
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“Overall, we were pleased with the performance for big parts of the game. It is complicated away from home in the Champions League, in a hostile environment against a team that's in a good moment," Chelsea manager Graham Potter said after their defeat to Dortmund. 
“It was an even first half, we managed the game quite well with good opportunities to counter-attack, and we hit the bar. Then in the second half apart from the one decisive action where we didn't do well enough, we were the dominant, the better team and created some good chances.”
“We needed a little bit of luck maybe, and a little bit of final execution. We deserved a goal but have to keep going. It's half-time. It's a tight tie. We look forward to Stamford Bridge.”
This will be the second-ever meeting between Chelsea and Dortmund in the Champions League. 

(UEFA Champions League Meetings)

Matches - 1
Chelsea - 0
Dortmund - 1
Draws - 0

UEFA Champions League fixtures - 7-8 March 

All matches to kick-off at 20h00 

Tuesday, March 7

Chelsea FC v Borussia Dortmund 
SL Benfica v Club Brugge
Wednesday, March 8
Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain
Tottenham Hotspur v AC Milan 

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Published: 03/07/2023