Champions League semi-final facts: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

LONDON, April 29: Facts on Chelsea and Atletico Madrid ahead of the second leg of their Champions League semi-final in London on Wednesday, with the aggregate score 0-0 after the first leg:

Form: Chelsea rekindled their Premier League title challenge with a 2-0 win at leaders Liverpool on Sunday, which left Jose Mourinho’s side two points off the pace with two games to play. The Chelsea manager says that his team have “no chance” of winning the title, however, as they are also under threat from third-place Manchester City, who have a game in hand. Chelsea’s last game at Stamford Bridge saw them beaten 2-1 by bottom club Sunderland, which ended a run of 77 home league matches without defeat for Mourinho. (Read: Andre Schurrle says Chelsea critics ‘just jealous’)

The 2012 European champions produced an impressive home performance to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals though, going through on away goals thanks to an 87th-minute strike by Demba Ba.

Atletico have taken La Liga by storm this season, leaving traditional super-powers Real Madrid and Barcelona trailing in their wake. After a hard-fought 1-0 win over Valencia on Sunday, they need just two victories to claim a first Spanish league crown in 18 years. Diego Simeone’s hard-working side have won nine consecutive league games and are also unbeaten in 11 Champions League matches this season.

Coaches

Chelsea: Jose Mourinho (POR); 51 years

Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone (ARG); 43

Leading scorers in all competitions

Chelsea: Eden Hazard (17 goals)

Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa (35 goals)

Domestic league performance

Chelsea: Second in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Liverpool with two games left

Atletico Madrid: First in La Liga with three games to go, four points ahead of second-place Barcelona

Route to the semi-finals

Chelsea: Winners of Group E ahead of Schalke; beat Galatasaray 3-1 on aggregate in last 16; progressed on away goals against Paris Saint-Germain after 3-3 aggregate draw in quarter-finals

Atletico Madrid: Winners of Group G ahead of Zenit Saint Petersburg; beat AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate in last 16; beat Barcelona 2-1 on aggregate in quarter-finals

European Cup/Champions League best performances

Chelsea: Winners (2012)

Atletico Madrid: runners-up (1974)

Other honours

Chelsea: 4 x English champions, 7 x FA Cup winners, 4 x League Cup winners, 1 x Europa League winners, 2 x Cup Winners’ Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Atletico Madrid: 9 x Spanish champions, 10 x Copa del Rey winners, 2 x Europa League winners, 1 x Cup Winners’ Cup winners, 1 x Intercontinental Cup winners

Previous meetings

Chelsea 4 Atletico Madrid 0 – 2009-10 Champions League group phase

Atletico Madrid 2 Chelsea 2 – 2009-10 Champions League group phase

Chelsea 1 Atletico Madrid 4 – 2012 European Super Cup

Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0 – 2013-14 Champions League semi-finals