Tuesday April 27 2021
Real Madrid-Chelsea line-ups: Jorginho starts for the Blues

Italy midfielder Jorginho starts for Chelsea against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

It kicks off at 20.00 GMT at Valdebebas.

Jorginho starts in the middle of the park alongside N’Golo Kanté, while Emerson Palmieri is on the bench.

Former Roma defender Antonio Rudiger gets his starting spot at the back with Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen.

Milan legend Alessandro Costacurta warned Real Madrid ahead of the kick-off, saying Chelsea have the best defence among the Champions League semi-finalists and adding the Blues can create trouble for anyone.

Real Madrid-Chelsea: official line-ups

Real Madrid (3-5-2): Courtois; Militão, Varane, Nacho; Carvajal, Kroos, Casemiro, Marcelo; Modrić; Benzema, Vinícius Júnior.

Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger; Azpilicueta, Kanté, Jorginho, Chilwell; Mount, Pulisic; Werner.