Champions League In Focus – Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Preview
5th Dec 2017 by TSZ
When? Tuesday 5th December, 19:45 (UK)
Where? Stamford Bridge
What channel is it on? BT Sport 3
Are tickets still available?
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STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Chelsea W1, Atletico Madrid W2, D2
Head-to-head – Champions League meetings: Chelsea W2, Atletico Madrid W1, D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Chelsea W2, Atletico Madrid W2, D2
There is a perfect balance between these two sides in terms of historic results; both teams have won two matches each with there also being two draws. Not only that but they have both scored 10 goals in those encounters.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea's last seven UEFA Champions League matches.
There have been over 2.5 goals in five of the six encounters between these two sides.
Atletico Madrid have the tightest defence in Group C with only three goals conceded in their first five matches. However, they have only scored four goals in the same number of matches - an average of 0.8 goals per game.
Chelsea average three goals per game in the Champions League this season, while conceding an average of 1.4 goals against.
Chelsea’s 15 goals currently puts them as the third highest goalscorers in the competition behind PSG and Liverpool.
After 14 weeks of the La Liga season, Atletico Madrid are still unbeaten. However, from those 14 fixtures they have gone on to draw six of them.
Chelsea are the fourth most efficient team in the Champions League in terms of shots vs goals, as they require an average of 5.5 shots before scoring in the competition.
In comparison, Atletico Madrid are the fourth least efficient team out of all the 32 clubs in the group stages; they require 23.5 shots per goal by comparison.
Atletico Madrid have the joint third best disciplinary record in the Champions League this season with just four bookings and one red card being shown in their direction.
The 2014 Champions League semi-final paired these two sides together and after a goalless draw in the Vincente Calderon, the tie was evenly poised going into the second leg. It was Atletico Madrid who would progress to the final after a 3-1 win with Chelsea’s on loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois impressing against his parent club.
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