Connect with us

Football News

Hope for Tuchel as Chelsea’s UCL clash with Atletico Madrid could be moved to neutral venue



Chelsea could have Atletico Madrid UCL clash moved to neutral venue
According to claims from Sky Italia journalist Angelo Mangiante (h/t Daily Mail), Chelsea could have the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid moved to a neutral venue next month.

This should certainly come across as a ray of hope for new boss Thomas Tuchel as he gets set to guide Chelsea in the elite league.

Atletico Madrid are desperate to face the Blues at the Wanda Metropolitano but may be unable to do so due to the strict travel restrictions imposed by the Spanish government on UK visitors.

Hot News!!   Thiago Silva reveals how Frank Lampard convinced him to sign for Chelsea

With the nation unwilling to make any relaxations amidst the ongoing pandemic, the reputed journalist has mentioned the PGE Narodowy Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, as a possible venue for the first leg of Chelsea’s round-of-16 clash scheduled to be played on February 23.

Image result for PGE Narodowy
Chelsea could play Atletico Madrid at the PGE Narodowy Stadium in Poland next month (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, The Sun have suggested the Arena Nationala in Bucharest, Romania, as one of the top picks for Atletico if they are forced to play at a neutral venue.

Hot News!!   Thiago Silva send message to former Chelsea boss after Champions league victory

Given the Rojiblancos’ impressive track record at the Wanda Metropolitano, Chelsea will undoubtedly benefit from facing Diego Simeone’s side in Romania or Poland. The Blues are then scheduled to play host to the La Liga giants for the return leg at Stamford Bridge on March 17.

In fact, all three of England’s representatives in the knockout rounds of the Champions League could benefit from playing their last-16 ties in neutral venues.

It has already been confirmed that Liverpool will race RB Leipzig in Budapest, Hungary, due to similar travel restrictions in Germany. Man City’s clash against Borussia Monchengladbach is also expected to be moved to a neutral venue in the coming weeks.

Hot News!!   Huge Blog for Arsenal as Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe both set to miss Liverpool game.

As for Atletico, a potential tie at the Arena Nationala in Romania would bring back fond memories of their Europa League triumph on that very ground back in 2012.


Last 24-hours

Injury Update

Transfer News

Featured3 weeks ago

Bayern munich star Robert Lewandowski speaks on Possible move to Chelsea

Bayern Munich goalscoring sensation Robert Lewandowski has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving the German heavyweights, insisting he...

Post-Match4 weeks ago

How much chelsea will make if the win against man city

Victory against Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday night will be worth more than £95m in prize...

Transfer News2 months ago

Transfer: Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea to sign this PSG key player

Thomas Tuchel has reportedly asked the Chelsea board to get Marquinhos from PSG. The German manager is eager to reunite...

Transfer News2 months ago

Chelsea target these 3 big name players ahead of 2021/2022 season

We keep hearing that Chelsea are expected to be quite busy again in the transfer market this summer as the...

Transfer News2 months ago

Dortmund Director Claims Haaland Has Already Made A Decision On His Future

Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl has said that Erling Haaland intends to stay at the Bundesliga club beyond the end...

Transfer News2 months ago

TRANSFER: £105 million La Liga superstar OFFICIALLY opens door to Chelsea and Premier League move

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper and Chelsea target Jan Oblak has left the door open to a possible Premier League move. Oblak...

Transfer News2 months ago

Who To Sign? – Chelsea on the hunt for a new left back, with two names mentioned

Chelsea could still end up losing both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer as the pair could well look...

Transfer News2 months ago

Tuchel and Chelsea target La Liga defender with €35m release fee.

Chelsea are plotting a €35 million swoop for Villareal left-back Alfonso Pedraza, according to the latest reports. Marcos Alonso and...

Transfer News2 months ago

TRANSFER: Chelsea keen on to agree deal for 20-year-old Man City star

Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly considering to hijack Eric Garcia’s proposed move to La Liga giants Barcelona after the Catalans...

Transfer News2 months ago

“Thomas Tuchel wants him’ Reports Claims Chelsea Are interested in Nigerian International Kelechi Iheanacho

Chelsea are one of three Premier League teams who are pursuing Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to The...