Chelsea will play Borussia Dortmund
in the Champions League
even as Graham Potter
and the London club are looking for a much-needed diversion from their Premier League performance.
Similar to in 2012, there is optimism that the more unpredictable nature of European football will bring about success this year, despite the difficulty in finding the consistency required to contend for the League.
If the Blues are to take home any hardware this year, they will need to raise the trophy once again in June.
Dortmund will be confident that they can cause plenty of issues for a faltering Chelsea team after drawing with Manchester City at home in the group stage and barely losing at the Etihad.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Borussia Dortmund vs. Chelsea match is slated to begin at 8 PM (GMT) and 3 pm (ET) on February 15, 2023.
The game will be played at Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion).Where to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea
TV channel: The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate in the UK. Viewers in the US can watch the match on CBS.
Live stream: The BT Sport app and website are another option for fans to watch the game live online.
In the US, the match will be live streamed on TUDN, Univision
Live blog: On game day, you can follow all the action on Standard Sport’s live blog, where Nizaar Kinsella will be offering knowledgeable commentary.
Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea team news
Youssoufa Moukoko won’t play against Chelsea since he was substituted off against Werder Bremen at the weekend after only 30 minutes. In his absence, Sebastian Haller is expected to command the group.
Other than that, there shouldn’t be too many shocks in the lineup, with Julian Brandt seeking to keep up his outstanding play with Jude Bellingham alongside Marco Reus and Emre Can in midfield.
As a result, Kalidou Koulibaly may defend with Thiago Silva, while Raheem Sterling is questionable after suffering an injury that prevented him from playing in the draw with West Ham.
Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea prediction
Graham Potter’s team still struggles to score goals despite spending a lot of money on offensive players, and they now play Dortmund, who have won all five of their Bundesliga games since the World Cup.
Even though Chelsea showed indications of progress against West Ham, this is a significant step up, and they are probably going to return to England trailing in the match.
We are going for 2-1 victory for Dortmund.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The two teams’ first competitive game will take place here.
Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea match odds
Borussia Dortmund to win: 7/5
Chelsea to win: 2/1
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Messi and Luiz Adriano.