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Why Chelsea's Clash With Atlethico is Crucial Even if They Don't Progress

Chelsea host Spanish side Atlethico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.

Thomas Tuchel's side won in the reverse fixture 1-0 thanks to Giroud fine goal. That proved to be crucial ahead of this week's meeting at Stamford Bridge.

So how is Wednesday clash so crucial for Chelsea even if they don't progress to quarter finals?

1. Tuchel took over the reigns during crisis.

The former PSG coach took over the reigns at Chelsea when they were falling apart. Under Lampard, they were a side easy to beat in the Premier League. This means that Tuchel needs time to know his squad.

2. Tuchel hasn't found his preferred starting XI.

Tuchel should be applauded for the great job he has done so far at Chelsea. They are yet to lose under the German and remain one of the most discipline side despite not finding his preferred starting XI.

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