Tuchel finally has them ticking but...
Forget past meetings or recent form in the Champions League, this will be the semi final affair you'll want to tune in to. The Spaniards have to go all out and Chelsea have to try and contain them.
Both teams still have an eye on their domestic league and you'll be sure to see the strain of a long drawn out season and the cracks appear.
In Tuchel's defence
Bar the massive blip at home to West Brom a few weeks ago Thomas Tuchel has only gone and done what every Chelsea fan (including Frank Lampard) wanted Frank Lampard to do - steady the ship and get them playing.
Last week it wasn't the Bernabeu, but the Chelsea manager showed what a master tactician he can be as well as what's in store for next season.
You might expect Tuchel to sit back, but think again - he'll want to get the goal to make sure he has some insurance in the bank over one of the biggest teams in world football.
Zidane knows exactly what it takes
Then again you might think the Frenchman has bigger fish to fry at home with a potential La Liga win on the cards at the last gasp.
But party politics in the capital demand Real Madrid compete and win the Champions League every season.
Real Madrid have been here before, Zidane has been here before, Modric, Kroos, Benzema et al. have been here before.
Whoever scores first, expect it to open right up and expect Los Blancos to throw everything including the kitchen sink at this one.
Chelsea vs. Real Madrid Betting Tip
That's why I'm going against the tide for over 2.5 goals over the match for this one at great odds of 2.50 with Bet365.