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What channel is Real Madrid v Chelsea Champions League match on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

Check out how to watch Chelsea v Real Madrid live on TV this week, plus the latest team news, predictions and odds.

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Published: Tuesday, 27th April 2021 at 6:00 pm

Real Madrid and Chelsea will lock horns at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in the first of this week's Champions League fixtures.


Domestically, it has been a mixed campaign for both clubs with neither side in the driving seat to lift silverware this season.

However, progressing to the final of Europe's premier competition would ensure 2020/21 is remembered much more favourably in the years to come.

Chelsea dispatched Real's city rivals Atletico in the last 16 before dumping out Porto in the next round, while the Spaniards eliminated Atalanta and then Liverpool en route to the semi-finals.

The game could also see Eden Hazard's first encounter with his former club since leaving them two years ago to join Los Blancos. has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch Real Madrid v Chelsea on TV and online.

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When is Real Madrid v Chelsea on TV?

Real Madrid v Chelsea will take place on Tuesday 27th April 2021.

Check out our Champions League fixtures and live football on TV guides for the latest times and information.

What time is kick-off?

Real Madrid v Chelsea will kick off at 8pm.

There are two Champions League games taking place this week including PSG v Man City, which kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday.

What TV channel is Real Madrid v Chelsea on?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2 from 7pm.

There are multiple ways to get BT Sport. If you already have BT Broadband, you can add BT TV and Sport to your existing contract from just £15 per month. You can add the ‘Big Sport’ package for £40 per month which includes all BT Sport and 11 Sky Sports channels via a NOW pass.

How to live stream Real Madrid v Chelsea online

You can watch the match with a BT Sport monthly pass without signing up to a contract.

Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Real Madrid v Chelsea team news

Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane has many possible absentees with Toni Kroos and Ferland Mendy both doubts ahead of the first leg.

Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez will definitely miss out through injury, while Federico Valverde is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19. Eden Hazard made a return in the weekend draw with Real Betis and is expected to feature against his former club.

Chelsea: The Blues' only real concern heading into the game is ex-Real Madrid man Mateo Kovacic, who is likely to miss out with a thigh injury.

Kurt Zouma, Reece James and Kai Havertz dropped to the bench for the weekend win over West Ham, but will likely return to the starting XI on Tuesday.

Real Madrid v Chelsea odds

In working partnership with the Radio Times, bet365 has provided the following betting odds for this event:

bet365 odds: Real Madrid (13/10) Draw (11/5) Chelsea (9/4)*

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Our prediction: Real Madrid v Chelsea

Both sides will feel confident of their chances of making the Champions League final next month. Real have a knack of pulling off the big results in Europe, while the visitors have excelled under Thomas Tuchel since his appointment in January.

Against Liverpool, Real controlled the ball and dictated the tempo from midfield, and getting to grips with that will be key for Chelsea.

It could be a tight game on Tuesday, as semi-final first legs often are, with both sides likely to prioritise avoiding mistakes above the need to win the game.

Our prediction: Real Madrid 0-0 Chelsea (7/1 at bet365)

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