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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid LIVE: Latest Champions League scores including Man Utd updates

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest Champions League scores, news and highlights from Stamford Bridge

JOSE WANTS A ROSE

18:50: Have we got time for a quick transfer line? Only 27 days, 4 hours and 35 minutes until the window opens…

The Daily Mail report that Jose Mourinho is confident of signing Tottenham’s Danny Rose for £50million.

Obviously that would mean the end of Luke Shaw, but is Rose worth £50m?! I guess United have Kyle Walker’s move to the Etihad to thank for that price…

MANCHESTER UNITED vs CSKA MOSCOW

18:45: Chelsea are taking ages to announce their starting XI folks, so here’s the strong side Jose Mourinho has picked for tonight’s game.

Manchester United XI: Romero, Valencia, Lindelöf, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, Lukaku.

Subs: Pereira, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Young, McTominay, Lingard, Martial.

CSKA Moscow XI: Akinfeev, Fernandes, V. Berezutskiy, Ignashevich, Vasin, Nababkin, Kuchaev, Golovin, Vitinho, Chalov, Dzagoev.

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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid LIVE: Latest Champions League scores including Man Utd updates

TEAM NEWS KLAXON

18:43: The starting XI’s will be arriving any moment now folks. Fingers. On. Buttons…

CHELSEA vs ATLETICO MADRID

18:40: Diego Simeone, nicknamed El Cholo, lauded the character of his players in an unusual way when Atletico won 3-1 at Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals in April 2014.

“I want to thank the mothers of these kids, because they were born with balls this big,” Simeone said. That side, featuring Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa, were beaten finalists to city rivals Real, but won LaLiga.

The 2017 side will need to show similar levels of character and even that might not be enough to avoid dropping into the Europa League.

I wonder if Simeone’s met Troy Deeney before? They could talk about cojones all night!

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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid LIVE: Latest Champions League scores including Man Utd updates

TWITTER ROUND-UP

Chris: Massive game tonight at the Bridge. We need the win to ensure 1st place and hopefully an easier route to the next round! Come on Chelsea!

Shaun: Hopefully carry on from where we left off on Saturday evening when we play CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford tonight and end the UCL group with a win! Come on United, you got this!

Phil: Heading to the Celtic game tonight… this is the real test against a team of same size and finances.

HAVE YOUR SAY

18:30: If you want to vent your frustrations, or discuss any issues in the world of football (within reason), then get in touch!

You can either comment at the bottom of the page or contact me via Twitter using the hashtag #ExpressSport.

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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid LIVE: Latest Champions League scores including Man Utd updates

WHAT’S ON?

18:25: Oh there’s plenty.

Manchester United welcome CSKA Moscow to Old Trafford needing to avoid a huge defeat to qualify…

CSKA’s keeper Akinfeev kept his first clean sheet in 44 Champions League appearances last time out. I doubt there will be a London bus situation tonight.

Tonight’s other fixtures include; Roma vs Qarabag, Barcelona vs Sporting Lisbon, Bayern Munich vs Paris St-Germain, Benfica vs Basel, Celtic vs Anderlecht, Olympiakos vs Juventus.

GOOD EVENING

18:20: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid from Stamford Bridge.

After five games, countless goals and a gazillion air miles – we’ve reached the final round of Champions League group fixtures!

Give yourselves a pat on the back…

Chelsea hold top spot with qualification certain regardless of tonight’s result, but Roma loom close behind and could steal top position if they beat Qarabag and Antonio Conte’s side drop points.

Plenty at stake for y’all!

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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid LIVE: Latest Champions League scores including Man Utd updates

CHELSEA vs ATLETICO MADRID

David Luiz will be absent once more when Chelsea play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Luiz – like forward Charly Musonda – has a knee problem as Blues boss Antonio Conte aims to balance targeting a victory to top Group C with preparations for Saturday’s trip to West Ham.

Striker Michy Batshuayi was an unused substitute for the win over Newcastle, so could feature.

Chelsea provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Eduardo, Ampadu.

MANCHESTER UNITED vs CSKA MOSCOW

Paul Pogba will start Manchester United’s last Champions League group game against CSKA Moscow but Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature.

Pogba was sent off against Arsenal and is suspended for Sunday’s Manchester derby, while United are handling Ibrahimovic with care after his return from knee ligament damage.

Luke Shaw could appear for just the third time this season, Sergio Romero replaces David De Gea in goal and the injury list contains Nemanja Matic, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly.

Manchester United provisional squad: Romero, Pereira, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Valencia, Young, Darmian, Blind, Shaw, Tuanzebe, Pogba, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku.



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