Chelsea welcome La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid to the Stamford Bridge for the ever-so-important second leg of the Champions League semi-final. The tie currently hangs in the balance at 0-0 from the meeting in Spain, but Chelsea know that it could be over if Atletico Madrid score a damaging away goal or two. To watch the Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Live Streaming, click here.
1- Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 16 clashes with Spanish sides in the Champions League (W6 D10), with their last defeat coming against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge in February 2006.
2- Chelsea are unbeaten against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League (W1 D2); having met in the 2009/10 Group Stages before their 0-0 draw in the first leg of this tie.
3- Chelsea have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the seventh time since 2003/04, the joint-highest tally with Barcelona in that time.
4- Chelsea have only lost one of their last 11 Champions League matches in the knockout stages (1-3 v PSG in this season’s quarter finals first leg).
5- 61% of Chelsea’s goals in the Champions League this season have been scored in the first-half (11 out of 18).
6- 86% of goals conceded by Chelsea in the Champions League this season have come in the second-half (6 out of 7).
7- This is the eighth time in 10 full seasons as manager that Jose Mourinho has reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. It’s the third time with Chelsea after 2005 and 2007; however, he’s never made it to the final with the Blues.
8- Chelsea have never lost a semi-final leg in any European competition at home (W8 D4; in any of Champions League, Europa League, Cup Winners Cup and Fairs Cup).
9- Chelsea have won their last five Champions League knockout matches at Stamford Bridge, keeping a clean sheet in the last three of these.
10- Chelsea managed just five shots (inc. blocked) in the first leg. They have only attempted fewer in one CL game this season (one v Basle on 26/11/2013).
ATLETICO MADRID STATS
1- Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have met four times previously, three times in the Champions League and once in the European Super Cup; both teams have won once along with two draws.
2- Atletico have travelled to England nine times previously in European competition (excluding qualifiers); winning only once (at Leicester City in September 1997, D4 L4).
3- Atletico Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the European Cup/Champions League for the first time since 1974 when they eventually lost in the final against Bayern Munich after a replay.
4- 45% of Atletico’s goals in the Champions League this season have been scored in the opening and closing 15 minutes of games (10 out of 22).
5- Atletico Madrid are the only team unbeaten in the Champions League this season (eight wins, three draws).
6- Diego Costa has scored seven goals in seven Champions League games (one assist).
LAST THREE MEETINGS
Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0, Champions League, April 2014
Chelsea 1 (Cahill) Atletico Madrid 4 (Falcao 3, Miranda), Super Cup, August 2012
Atletico Madrid 2 (Aguero 2) Chelsea 2 (Drogba 2), Champions League, November 2009