For the first time since the 1998 Super Cup, Chelsea will play against Real Madrid in their stadium since the previous meeting they had to play on neutral ground.
The Spanish giants, Real Madrid, held on to their 3-1 first-leg advantage at Anfield to dump out Liverpool while on the other hand, Chelsea maintained their lead until the last minute when they conceded eliminating FC Porto 2-1on aggregate.
Reece James knows he and his teammates will have to be on top form to compete with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, though he insists the brave Blues have nothing to fear as they bid to reach the Istanbul final.
‘You can’t go into games with any fear,’ said the young defender. ‘You can acknowledge a good team but you can’t go in worrying.
‘We’re a very good team as well. We have many strengths, we play to our strengths and I think that’s shown over recent weeks. I just hope we can continue our good form and keep improving as a team.’
Chelsea will go into this semis knowing that they are 180 minutes away from the finals which will be their third ever final of this competition. The win against Atletico Madrid and FC Porto will give them much confidence to overturn the block in front of them and make a repeat of history come true.