Despite this burgeoning record, there are facts which hands Chelsea a mouth-watering final spot ahead of their Spanish competitor.
The Blues Have A Better H2H Record;
In all the three times the duo have met in Europe, Chelsea have remained unbeaten against the La Liga champions. The teams have met in only three previous fixtures in two UEFA finals which were both won by Chelsea, who are therefore unbeaten against Madrid.
The Spanish Slayer;
The Blues have now been victorious in their last three games against Spanish clubs and have not conceded in the last four. Last season’s home loss to Valencia was one of only four defeats in the Blues’ last 28 matches against Spanish opponents overall (W10 D14).
Thomas Tuchel Impact;
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is unbeaten as a head coach against Spanish clubs (W3 D3). This gives the Blues an added advantage against the Spanish giants. With Tuchel in the mix Chelsea are a better team eager to make an impression on the pitch. Real Madrid should be worried about what is coming.
However, Zinedine Zidane’s men have rarely produced sparkling play, they have found precious few goalscoring alternatives to Karim Benzema, and an endless list of injuries has further hampered their efforts to deliver flowing football.
Yet, here they are, firmly in contention for both La Liga and the Champions League.