Chelsea 0-2 Real Madrid: 3 Blues positives and negatives

N'Golo Kante of Chelsea (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)
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Chelsea lost 2-0 to Real Madrid on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge, ending their chances of advancing to the last four of the Champions League for a second consecutive season. Frank Lampard’s Chels’ gave it their best on a night when nobody was expecting them to win, but once again, their lack of ruthlessness proved to be their undoing. With two goals in the second half, Carlo Ancelotti’s team punished the hosts and advanced to the semi-finals. With nothing left to play for, the blues will have eight games in the league remaining until they, and the fans can finally forget this season occurred and sleep it off as a fever dream.

Here are 3 positives and 3 negatives from Chelsea 0-2 Real Madrid

An Improved performance

‘Super Frank’ tweaked his 3-5-2 formation he employed against Real in the first leg, at the Santiago Bernabeu. On paper, the formation the formation was a 3-6-1 or a 5-4-1 depending how you view on the wingbacks. A very compact, midfield heavy tactical battle. And to the surprise on literally everyone, considering the backlash on the lineup news, the Blues played really well.