Your comprehensive guide to the Chelsea and Dortmund match in the UEFA Champions League 2022/2023

Today, the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League season begins for the current season 2023/2022, and we highlight specifically the match between Chelsea against Dortmund, which we will show you a comprehensive guide to in the coming lines. 

Match preview

Taking A Trip to Stamford Bridge with a slender 1-0 result in safeguard, Borussia Dortmund purpose to end up the task in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League event with Chelsea on Tuesday night.

Karim Adeyemi's spectacular solo winner cleared up a limited contest at the Westfalenstadion 3 weeks earlier, as Graham Potter goes in search of an invaluable win that might simply purchase him some even more time in the dugout.

Whether Adeyemi's sensational champion or his backflip party was extra impressive is one more dispute completely, but the German starlet's critical contribution in the initial leg has Dortmund simply 90 mins far from putting another dampener on Chelsea's miserable 2023.

A combination of Gregor Kobel, the woodwork and a remarkable Emre Can clearance off the line maintained Chelsea at bay, and in a game where profligacy seemed readied to triumph, Adeyemi took the ball down brilliantly inside his own fifty percent, avoided past Enzo Fernandez and Kepa Arrizabalaga and slotted residence.

While there were reasons for an under-fire Potter to leave Germany with cautious positive outlook, subsequent beats to Southampton as well as Tottenham Hotspur only led for the sacking contact us to expand louder as well as louder, as well as not all Chelsea fans were pleased to see Wesley Fofana sink Leeds United at the weekend to end a six-game winless run for their side.

With cry' clashes against Leeds and also Dortmund claimed to be pivotal to Potter's short-term future, the Englishman can certainly return right into the good books of the powers-that-be by turning their last-16 connection around, but departures at this phase are not a novelty to the West London giants.

Undoubtedly, Chelsea endured four succeeding Champions Organization last-16 exits between 2014-15 as well as 2019-20 prior to going all the way in the 2020-21 project, but from their last seven Champions Organization knockout ties in which they have actually lost the very first leg far from home, they have advanced from four of them.

Fofana's header versus Leeds likewise finished a three-game run without making the web ripple for Chelsea, that have four clean sheets from their last six contests at Stamford Bridge, yet their modest goal tally of just 4 strikes from their last 10 games is frankly outright.

Having actually experienced real meaning of close however no stogie period after season, Dortmund enter the springtime months with domestic as well as European titles well available thanks to an astonishing run of form since the turn of the year.

The group led by Edin Terzic have played 10 affordable games across the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and also Champions League since the World Mug, and they have actually remarkably won all 10 of them, most lately sinking Leipzig 2-1 in Friday's Bundesliga battle courtesy of Can and Marco Reus's initiatives.

Still just trailing first-placed Bayern Munich on goal distinction in the Bundesliga standings, BVB are on the warpath, and just a second Champions League quarter-final berth given that the 2016-17 season is strongly within their grasp.

Dortmund's magnificent environment-friendly touch in 2023 likewise consists of five successive away triumphes in domestic action - during which time they have actually delivered simply 2 objectives while racking up 9 themselves - however not because November 2020 have they took care of to keep a Champions Organization clean sheet when traveling.

The English capital is not kind to BVB either, as they have lost their last 5 European battles in London given that beating Arsenal 2-1 in 2013, yet the last time that they won both legs of a Champions Organization knockout incorporate 1996-97, Dortmund ended up raising the trophy up.

The Stamford Bridge doctors are still burning the midnight oil on a variety of players, with N'Golo Kante, Armando Broja, Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva all anticipated to lose out, but Christian Pulisic will certainly remain in the team and Reece James can yet be passed fit.

Mason Mount, who missed the win over Leeds with a stomach problem, will certainly remain on the mischievous action for the 2nd leg - having incurred a one-game European ban for yellow card accumulation - and also Potter might see no requirement to wander off from the 3-4-3 setup from the weekend's success, but Trevoh Chalobah would be required to action in for the disqualified Benoit Badiashile because case.

James's anticipated return from hamstring rigidity needs to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek drop down to the bench, as well as Potter will likely remain to maintain belief with the misfiring Kai Havertz, whose deputy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang memorably did not make the team for the knockout phases.

Dortmund employer Edin Terzic additionally has a put on hold gamer in his rankings in the form of right-back Julian Ryerson, but Marius Wolf was constantly going to get approval here, as well as because scoring the victor in the initial leg, Adeyemi has actually endured a thigh injury and also will certainly play no part in Tuesday's video game.

Adeyemi's fellow assaulting protege Youssoufa Moukoko is additionally out of contention together with Mateu Morey, Abdoulaye Kamara as well as Julien Duranville, and also a question mark is hanging over the head of first-choice goalkeeper Kobel, that needed to quit of the very first XI versus Leipzig as a result of a thigh problem.

A comeback on Tuesday for Kobel has actually not been dismissed, however Alexander Meyer must still deputise in goal, while testicular cancer survivor Sebastien Haller ought to ward off the recently-recovered Donyell Malen to run at the idea of the strike for Terzic's men

Chelsea feasible beginning lineup:
Kepa; Chalobah, Koulibaly, Flying; James, Kovacic, Fernandez, Chilwell; Sterling, Havertz, Felix

Borussia Dortmund possible beginning lineup:
Meyer; Wolf, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro; Ozcan, Can, Bellingham; Brandt, Haller, Reus

We say: Chelsea 0-0 Borussia Dortmund (Dortmund win 1-0 on accumulation).
Having eight shots on target at the Westfalenstadion however failing to make the internet surge almost sums up the self-confidence of Chelsea's aggressors right now, and also winning against Leeds courtesy of a protector's header may not bring about the large injection of confidence that Potter calls for.

Because of this, the temptation to hold what they have ought to be really genuine for an in-form Borussia Dortmund, who can irritate the Blues throughout the 90 minutes and also publication their place in the last 8, leaving a familiar feeling of dread on the Stamford Bridge crowd in doing so.

Event details:

NAME: Chelsea - Borussia Dortmund
DATE: 7 Mar 2023
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Stamford Bridge, London, England

What channels will broadcast the match between Chelsea and Dortmund?

  Astro SuperSport UHD 1
  beIN Sports MENA 4K UHD
  beIN Sports MENA English 1 HD
  beIN Sports MENA Premium 1 HD
  BT Sport 1 HD
  Cosmote Sport 2 HD
  Eleven Sports 2 Portugal HD
  SuperSport Premier League HD