Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea – Champions League: Live score, updates

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea – Champions League: Live score, updates

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea LIVE:  Ben Chilwell STARTS as Graham Potter’s struggling Blues look to take Champions League last-16 first-leg advantage in Germany as hosts hope to continue good form

Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the Champions League last-16 clash between Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea, as well as updates from Club Brugge vs Benfica.

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A look inside the Blues’ dressing room…

Graham Potter kicked off a bit at the press in midweek when asked about what has become an infamous handball from Tomas Soucek and his apparent lack of frustration.

‘In the Northern Counties Division One and get to this point now as the Chelsea coach in the Champions League without getting angry or being nice then I suggest you don’t know anything about anything. 

‘I want to be careful not to get into discussion through the media. Of course I get angry, I am a human being. It’s just that I choose to conduct myself the way I think is the right way to conduct myself on the side. The same media are talking about me being angry and then running stories about problems with referees at grassroots football and they don’t see the connection. 

‘That’s not to say we don’t all lose our temper because we do. It’s an emotional thing but also I have a responsibility to myself, to Chelsea and to the game to act in the way I think is the right way for me, not for anyone else but for me.’


Graham Potter has made three changes to the side that drew with West Ham on Saturday.

Benoit Badisahile was left out of the Champions League squad so he’s replaced by Kalidou Koulibaly in defence, with Ben Chilwell in at left back over Marc Cucurella.

Finally, Hakim Ziyech is back in on the right of midfield over Noni Madueke.

Kobel, Schlotterbeck, Ozcan, Haller, Guerreiro, Wolf, Brandt, Bellingham, Can, Sule, Adeyemi.

Subs: Meyer, Reyna, Dahoud, Reus, Hummels, Modeste, Malen, Meunier, Ryerson, Rothe, Bynoe-Gittens, Coulibaly.


Kepa, James, Silva, Koulibaly, Chilwell, Fernandez, Loftus-Cheek, Ziyech, Felix, Mudryk, Havertz.

Subs: Bergstorm, Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Fofana, Cucurella, Hall, Kovacic, Zakaria, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Mount

Chelsea tonight. 🔵@ParimatchGlobal | #UCL

There are some images surfacing of the Chelsea players and staff arriving at Westfalenstadion.

It’s a big night for them.

So here we go then. A long time coming. No second chances.

We have a Premier League struggler against a Bundesliga high-flier. Kind of.

Dortmund are third in the German division but just three points off leaders Bayern. The game should be a really interesting one.

Hello one and all and welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

The Blue are looking to improve on their poor run of form in the Premier League while Dortmund are going well in the Bundesliga.

It promises to be a good one…

We’ll also have coverage of Club Brugge vs Benfica in the night’s other European game.

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