Real Madrid v Chelsea LIVE commentary and team news: Blues face Eden Hazard and co in Champions League semi-final

Chelsea take on Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

The Blues edged past Porto to make it into the last four of Europe’s elite competition while Real saw off Liverpool.

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea take on Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals tonight

Los Blancos have ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard in their ranks and he’ll want to prove a point in this tie following his torrid time since leaving Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will be in Madrid for the first leg but not at Real’s famous Bernabeu stadium but rather at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano due to COVID-19 reasons.

The Blues will then host Zinedine Zidane’s side next week as they battle it out to face either Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain in the Champion League final.

Real Madrid v Chelsea: How to listen

This match will get under way at 8pm on Tuesday, April 27.

Full coverage from the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and Andy Townsend.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

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Chelsea will face off against former star Eden Hazard
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Real Madrid v Chelsea: Team news

As expected, Eden Hazard starts on the bench for Real Madrid.

Will we get to see the former Chelsea man against his old club?

Real Madrid: Courtois, Eder Militao, Varane, Nacho, Carvajal, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Marcelo, Benzema, Vinicius Junior.

Subs: Hazard, Asensio, Lunin, Odriozola, Isco, Mariano, Rodrygo, Altube, Arribas, Blanco, Gutierrez.

Chelsea: Mendy, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Pulisic, Werner.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Abraham, Caballero, Zouma, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Gilmour, James, Havertz, Emerson Palmieri.

Mason Mount helped Chelsea to see off Porto in the last round

Real Madrid v Chelsea: What has been said?

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: “We deserve to be in the semi-final, just like Real Madrid.

“And we don’t deserve it because of political decisions, or influence, or size, or nice shirts: we deserve it because we came a long way.

“Obviously I was part of it since the knockout phase.

“And all teams have come a long way, they have fought their way through on sporting results, in the toughest competition in Europe.

“So of course we deserve to play the semi-final.

“If a problem exists on a sports political level then it has to be solved on this level, not during a competition which is not affected.

“Right now we deserve through the competition to be there.

“That’s why we are full of confidence and looking forward to playing these matches on the highest level because that’s what we all dream about when we are kids.”