Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle gives his prediction

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Former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle expects Real Madrid to be boosted by the return of their captain Sergio Ramos for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg clash at Stamford Bridge but has backed Chelsea to progress to the final.

Chelsea failed to capitalise on our dominance in Spain last week, drawing 1-1 against the Spanish side.

Asked whether Chelsea will finish the job they started in Spain, Hoddle told the Evening Standard: “Yes, I do. I said before the first leg that I thought over two legs they would get through.

“They are not playing the greatest Real Madrid side ever. I think Real will have a stronger side at the Bridge on Wednesday than they had in the first leg and I think Chelsea are going to have to play well.

“But I thought there were major parts of that first leg where Chelsea were in control and should have got the second goal.

“Sergio Ramos will strengthen Real if he comes back in but I think Chelsea should be buoyant, they should be positive and I think they will win the game.

“They are playing with a lot of confidence and Thomas Tuchel has done a wonderful job.”

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