The defending champions of the Uefa Champions League Chelsea will play Al Hilal in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup as the Asian Champions League winners came from behind to beat Al Jazira 6-1. Thomas Tuchel’s team, who have taken Reece James despite his injury concerns, will face the Saudi Arabian side in the UAE on 9 February.
Chelsea Ready to take on Odion Ighalo’s Al Hilal
The game will have former Watford and Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo and also former West Brom midfielder Matheus Pereira as they both play for Al Hilal. They were among the scorers in their rout of Al Jazira as they won the game 6-1 from behind.
Andre Carrillo, who had a loan spell at Watford, and former Porto forward Moussa Marega were also on target for Al Hilal in their impressive victory. They or Chelsea will face the victor of the other last-four tie between Palmeiras and Al Ahly in the Club World Cup Final. The game will be played on the 12th go this February.