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Chelsea are gearing for a clash against Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park this coming Wednesday in a first leg round of 16 match in the Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund managed to book their place in the first knockout-round in rather unconvincing style, when you look at the number of wins. They claimed just two, but to their credit they also suffered defeat just once which proved their saving grace.

A single defeat in the group phase proved just to be a bump in the road for Chelsea on their way to first place. Of the six matches they claimed four wins and collected 13 points to keep any challengers at bay.

Following a mediocre group stage Borussia Dortmund will be fully aware they need to up their game to secure participation in the next round. Too sloppy defending again surely won't to unpunished against a quality opponent like Chelsea.

Chelsea will be hopeful of extending their so far good run in the Champions League to the quarter-finals. They had a strong showing in the group, but also dropped five points and such dips in performance will be costly at this stage.

Borussia Dortmund enjoy some whopping stats from their previous ten matches. They average three goals per game, scoring 30 times while conceding ten. That is an average of one per game, as they pulled off a clean sheet in three of the matches.

Chelsea scored six goals, conceded ten and kept their opponents from scoring four times in ten matches.

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea Prediction

Borussia Dortmund Form

Borussia Dortmund are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 5-1 win against Freiburg. They went on to beat Bochum by 1-2, before also getting the better of Werder Bremen in a 0-2 victory. In their last six Champions League home matches, Borussia Dortmund have three wins, while they've drawn two and lost one. They scored 11 and conceded four goals.

Chelsea Form

In their previous three matches, Chelsea drew 0-0 with Liverpool, 0-0 with Fulham and 1-1 with West Ham. Chelsea came through their last six away games in the Champions League with four wins. Of those six matches, they drew once and lost once in which, they scored 12 and conceded eight.

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea Stats

  • B. Dortmund have won the last 3 home matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 5.5
  • In the last 3 B. Dortmund home matches the sum of goals was over 5.5
  • B. Dortmund have won the last 3 home matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 4.5
  • B. Dortmund have won the last 3 home matches in a row while scoring more than 3.5 goals
  • B. Dortmund have won 3 of the last 4 matches and the sum of goals was over 5.5
  • In 25 of the last 27 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 14 of the last 16 Chelsea away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 9 of the last 11 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Chelsea have not won the last 7 away matches in a row
  • Chelsea have not won 9 of the last 11 matches

    Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea Team News

    Borussia Dortmund could have as many as nine players on the injured and absent list, when they face up to Chelsea this coming Wednesday.

    Emre Can, Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels, Anthony Modeste, Marius Wolf, Tom Rothe, Abdoulaye Kamara, Mateu Morey and Sebastien Haller are missing from the squad, Borussia Dortmund will field against Chelseathis coming Wednesday.

    Chelsea could have up to ten players on the injured and absent players for their match on Wednesday atSignal Iduna Park

    Chelsea need to do without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Edouard Mendy, Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic, Armando Broja, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Wesley Fofana and N'Golo Kanté, who are not fit enough to travel to Signal Iduna Park.

    Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea H2H

    Having never met before in the Champions League in the 21st century, this is a first for both Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea. Any eventual head-to-head stats come from playing each other in the cup or friendlies. Borussia Dortmund go into their upcoming match against Chelsea with a 0% winning record in recent meetings. This gives them a 0-0-0 record in the latest encounters with their next opponent. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

    Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea Results

    Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea Betting Tips

    Borussia Dortmund were able to win six of their previous 10 home games across all tournaments, while drawing three of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings. Chelsea won one of their last 10 games away, drew four and suffered defeat in five of them. Of the previous 10 outings at Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund scored the opening goal six times, whereas their visitors were first on target in three of their last 10 games away from home.

    Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of Borussia Dortmund’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of three goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in two of the last ten outings for Chelsea, who managed to score 0.6 times in those matches.