Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Online channel, kick-off time, date, odds, team news and more

There is a mouth-watering contest in the Champions League on Wednesday night as Atletico Madrid host Chelsea in Group C of the competition.

The two sides have been embroiled in a transfer saga over the summer with Diego Costa finally getting his wish and returning to Atletico, the club Chelsea bought him from in 2014.

The Spain international will not be on the field for either side on Wednesday, though, so focus will be on the likes of Alvaro Morata and Antonie Griezmann.

Chelsea opened their Champions League campaign with a rampant 6-0 win over Qarabag, whilst Atletico drew 0-0 with Roma.

When is Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea?

The match is on Wednesday, September 27 with kick-off at 7.45pm.

What TV channel is Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea on?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 7pm. Elsewhere, you can also watch it by downloading “Shed End” app android app on your mobile for the live coverage of all the Chelsea games.

What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)

Atletico – 11/10

Draw – 11/5

Chelsea – 29/10

Team news

Although David Luiz has a wrist injury, he will start the contest. He is likely to play with some strapping taking care of it.

Danny Drinkwater will have to continue to wait for his Chelsea debut as his calf strain has still not cleared up.

Atletico are pretty injury-free – neither team will be fielding Diego Costa, obviously.

Man Utd news: Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata is better than Romelu Lukaku – Alejandro Moreno

CHELSEA’s summer-signing Alvaro Morata is better than Manchester United’s new recruit Romelu Lukaku.

That is the view of pundit and former Venezuela international Alejandro Moreno.

Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid for a fee that could rise to £70million.

The Spaniard was the Blues’ second-choice forward target after Lukaku, with the Belgian rejecting them in preference to Manchester United.

However, Moreno reckons Chelsea have come out of the transfer merry-go-round better than their rivals.

“Morata,” Moreno said on ESPN FC when asked who he would prefer between the two strikers.

“I said all along that I feel Morata has a lot more to his game than Lukaku does.

“That doesn’t mean that Lukaku’s not going to score goals for Manchester United, which I have maintained all along, he will score those goals.

“I just think Morata gives you more than Lukaku does.”

Both players have started their careers well at their respective new clubs.

Morata has scored six in his first seven appearances for Chelsea, including a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Stoke on Saturday.

Lukaku has netted eight times for United since his £75million move from Everton.

The pair are set to be in Champions League action this week, with Chelsea visiting Atletico Madrid and United facing a trip to Russia, with CSKA Moscow their opponents, both on Wednesday (7.45pm).

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