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Chelsea’s road to the UCL final and how they could line up against Manchester City

Chelsea's road to the UCL final and how they could line up against Manchester City

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Chelsea have reached to the Champions League final and will look to win their first trophy under Thomas Tuchel.

The Blues are set to face Manchester City in the final, which will take place on Saturday night at the Estádio do Dragão, Porto.

So ahead of the clash let’s take a look what journey Chelsea went through to reach the desirable final.

The Blues stared the competition in the Group E with Sevilla, Krasnodar and Stade Rennais.

They picked up 4 wins and 2 draws in the group stage and finished first with 14 points.

After sacking head coach Frank Lampard, Chelsea appointed new manager in the name of Thomas Tuchel and restarted the competition back in February.

Tuchel’s men faced Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 and recorded 3-0 aggregate win, progressing into the quarter-finals.

Porto, who then just knocked Juventus out of the competition, were waiting for their upcoming opponents, Chelsea.

A 2-1 aggregate win pushed the west Londoners to the semi-finals, were they were set to face Real Madrid.

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Surprisingly 13-time UCL champions couldn’t manage to progress into the finals as Chelsea beat them 3-1 in aggregate score.

Tuchel has been a huge success since replacing Lampard back in January and will be looking to winning his first Champions League title after failig to win it last year at PSG.

So ahead of the tomorrow’s match, here is how the Blues could line up to face City.

Edouard Mendy will start in between the sticks, with Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Reece James forming the defence.

Ben Chilwell, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic will team up in the midfield, as N’Golo Kante has just returned from the injury, and isn’t likely start.

Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner will complete the lineup in the attack.

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