Hello Chelsea fans
Chelsea’s Champions League hopes hang in the balance after a devastating hat-trick from Real Madrid hitman Karim Benzema.
The Frenchman scored two brilliant headers in the first half for Los Blancos.
Kai Havertz then gave Chelsea hope by heading home just before half-time.
But a terrible error from Edouard Mendy saw Karim Benzema restore Real Madrid’s two-goal lead with a simple tap-in.
Billionaire Todd Boehly may be having doubts about becoming the Blues’ new owner after watching them get scrapped by Real.
Boehly was spotted at Stamford Bridge ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg and is unlikely to have been impressed with what he saw of the Blues.
Boehly’s presence has been welcomed by Blues supporters unlike rival bidders for the club, the Ricketts family, who they protested against last week.
Upon Boehly’s arrival, one fan tweeted, “Casual billionaire walking the deck.”
Another said: “Like his style, at least he’s interested enough to stick around for a big game @ChelseaFC unlike the others.”
And another said: “Chelsea man!!!”
One remarked, “Give this man the property.”
Meanwhile, former Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was booed by Chelsea fans as he returned to his former club with Los Blancos.
His name was loudly mocked before kick-off as the queues were played.
Despite the Belgian’s frosty reception, he still wishes his former team well amid their ownership issues.
Speaking on the values the new owners of Chelsea should have, Courtois said: “I hope the new owners understand the club they are buying and that Chelsea can continue to be one of the best clubs in football. “
And he is full of praise for former Blues team-mate Romelu Lukuka, saying: “‘I know Romelu is a very good striker. Obviously, it’s a bit strange not to see him playing so much lately.
“He’s a guy with huge quality. He finds the goal easily. Obviously there are other great strikers at Chelsea. I understand it’s not always easy when the team wins, obviously the manager keep playing the same players.
“But I’m sure he’ll be fine. Sometimes you just need a little adaptation. I had the same thing in my first season at Real Madrid, it was not easy. I’m sure he’ll be fine.
“I’m sure he’ll be good but I hope it’s not tomorrow [Wednesday]. He can wait another week.
Finally, Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he expects a 100% commitment from Andreas Christensen until the end of the season.
He said: “Maybe it’s a little more difficult for him [Christensen] than normal, at a time when everything is clear or when you are fully committed to the club you play for, which is us and Chelsea.
“Maybe he cleared his future, I don’t know that yet, but for me it was very clear when I started, and the main thing in the conversations I had with him was that so many that you are my player, I expect you to be 100% committed and I will accept nothing less.
“I’m not going to start digging into how committed he is now; it only leads to distraction. That’s what I’m asking him. He’s our player and we want to get the best out of him.