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Borussia Dortmund vs. Chelsea live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Champions League match

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Premier League side Chelsea return to Champions League action with a daunting trip to a Borussia Dortmund team who have won all seven of their games since the World Cup.

The hosts’ excellent form has propelled them to third in the Bundesliga, trailing leaders Bayern Munich by three points.

Chelsea, by contrast, have won one of their last eight matches in all competitions, scoring four goals along the way.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary below.

MORE: Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for Champions League first leg

Borussia Dortmund vs. Chelsea live score

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Borussia Dortmund vs. Chelsea live updates, highlights from Champions League

120 mins from kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ coverage of Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea’s return to European action in the Champions League Round of 16!

Unbeaten under head coach Graham Potter in the Champions League but on a run of one win in eight games in all competitions, Chelsea would likely settle for a fourth successive draw when they travel to a Dortmund side on a tremendous run of form.

The hosts have not been beaten since the return of domestic action following the FIFA World Cup, putting them three points shy of leaders Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. They’ll hope that transfers to this competition, in which they won two of their group games and drew their final three to qualify for this stage behind Manchester City.

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea projected lineup, team news

Dortmund are healthy for the most part, but do have a few important role players missing.

Wide man Marius Wolf suffered a shoulder injury last week that rules him out for a month, while Youssoufa Moukoko and Abdoulaye Kamara picked up knocks over the weekend which could see them miss out. Moukoko’s injury will likely see Sebastien Haller start up front, having returned from his bout with testicular cancer.

Thomas Meunier has just returned from a muscle injury and it’s unclear whether he’ll be fit to start, while Mateu Morey has been out for most of the season with a knee injury. Gio Reyna started the weekend league match with Karim Adeyemi suspended for yellow card accumulation, but the latter should return here.

Borussia Dortmund projected starting lineup (4-1-4-1): Kobel (GK) — Meunier, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro — Can — Adeyemi, Bellingham, Reus, Brandt — Haller.

Chelsea are slowly getting healthier as they push through their injury crisis into the second half of the season, but there’s still a lot of work to do.

Reece James has returned to game action, and a host of players have returned to training, including Christian PulisicWesley Fofana, and Mateo Kovacic. A return for Raheem Sterling is possible, but he may be better suited for a bench role in his first match back from a knee injury.

In defence Kalidou Koulibaly will likely be brought into the team after Benoit Badiashile was left out of the Champions League squad.

N’Golo Kante and Denis Zakaria are close to returns as well, but have not yet finished their treatment plans, while goalkeeper Edouard Mendy remains sidelined with a broken finger. Graham Potter must decide to recall Mason Mount after sitting out against West Ham over the weekend or stick with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield.

Chelsea projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Kepa (GK) — James, Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella — Mount, Fernandez — Mudryk, Felix, Ziyech — Havertz.

What time is Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea?

The match between Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea will be played at Signal-Iduna Stadium and will kick off at 21:00 local time in Dortmund, Germany.

Here’s how that time translates in time zones across the world:

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea date, time

  Date Kickoff time
USA Wed, Feb. 15 15:00 ET
Canada Wed, Feb. 15 15:00 ET
UK Wed, Feb. 15 20:00 GMT
Australia Thu, Feb. 16 07:00 AEDT
India Thu, Feb. 16 01:30 IST
Hong Kong Thu, Feb. 16 04:00 HKT
Malaysia Thu, Feb. 16 04:00 MYT
Singapore Thu, Feb. 16 04:00 SGT
New Zealand Thu, Feb. 16 09:00 NZDT

How to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea

Here’s where to watch the Round of 16 first leg in select regions around the world:

  Date Time TV channel Streaming
Australia Thu, Feb. 16 07:00 AEST Stan Sport
Canada Wed, Feb. 15 15:00 ET DAZN
Hong Kong Thu, Feb. 16 04:00 HKST beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect
India Thu, Feb. 16 00:30 IST Sony Ten 2 Sony LIV, JioTV
Malaysia Thu, Feb. 16 04:00 MT beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect, sooka
New Zealand Thu, Feb. 16 09:00 NZST Spark Sport
Singapore Thu, Feb. 16 04:00 SST beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+
UK Wed, Feb. 15 20:00 GMT BT Sport 1 BT Sport App, BT Sport Ultimate
USA Wed, Feb. 15 15:00 ET CBS, TUDN, UniMas fuboTV, Paramount+, VIX+, TUDN App, Univision NOW

UK: The match will be carried by BT Sport’s TV and streaming platforms.

USA: Fans in the USA can watch the match on CBS (English), UniMas and TUDN (Spanish). Those same channels will be streamed on fuboTV, which is available on a free trial for new users. Paramount+ and ViX+ will also stream the matches for subscribers.

Australia: Every UEFA Champions League match streams ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport.

Canada: Every Champions League match in Canada can be streamed exclusively on DAZN.


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