Confirmed match officials for Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

Chelsea play host to Atletico Madrid in a crucial second leg round of 16 Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge tonight.

A draw in this game will see Chelsea through to the next round of the competition, a feat that has eluded the Blues since Jose Mourinho did it in 2014.

Check out the match officials for this game

Referee Daniele Orsato. Photograph: Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Referee: Daniele Orsato
Assistant referees: Alessandro Giallatini and Fabiano Preti
Fourth official: Daniele Doveri
VAR: Massimiliano Irrati

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is expecting a difficult clash against Diego Simeone’s men.

“I believe that every club has its DNA and characteristics,” he said, when asked about Atletico in his pre-match press conference.

“It’s Diego Simeone, and Atlético have become one of the toughest teams to beat in Europe. So this is their characteristic, they rely on a disciplined, hard-working, super-organised defence. At the same time they have incredible quality to attack and to also to play a possession game.”

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