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Confirmed Officials: Real Madrid vs Chelsea | Champions League



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The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

Frank Lampard, who is taking charge of Chelsea until the end of the season, will be hoping to get his first win since returning to the club in what will be one of his biggest games in charge as caretaker manager.

His comeback started on the wrong foot, a dismal 1-0 loss to Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at Molineux compounded their winless week following defeat to Aston Villa and a goalless draw to Liverpool last week.

Now they face the current Champions League holders at the Bernabeu in the first leg. Chelsea will be hoping to put last season’s quarter-final defeat to Los Blancos firmly behind them as they seek revenge, but the daunting task sees the Blues as huge underdogs.

Lampard wants his side to be fearless and for them to grasp the opportunity with qualification for Europe’s elite competitions next season looking almost impossible.

“(We have to) go there with confidence, with a belief, because otherwise, as I said, if you’re worried, don’t come,” warned the Chelsea caretaker boss to his players.

Now the officials for the European affair have been revealed by UEFA ahead of the quarter-final tie.


UEFA have confirmed that François Letexier (FRA) will take charge of the meeting in Madrid.


François Letexier will be supported by Cyril Mugnier (FRA) and Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA) on the touchline.

Fourth Official

Stéphanie Frappart (FRA) has been named as the Fourth Official for Wednesday’s match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Carlo Ancelotti and Frank Lampard.

VAR/Assistant VAR

Overviewing proceedings will be Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL), who has been named as the Video Assistant Referee, with the Assistant Video Assistant Referee being Willy Delajod (FRA).