Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund, live stream: Jude Bellingham is the answer to every top club’s midfield problems

In the era of specialists Jude Bellingham does it all. It is for this reason that, above all else, a cavalcade of Europe’s top clubs have been scrambling to get his signature this summer.

Liverpool And real Madrid are at the front of the queue England international, but the simple reality is that just about any team that could afford Bellingham would turn heaven and earth if they thought he could be persuaded to leave Borussia Dortmund for them. Why? Since Bellingham would be comfortable fitting into midfield at any elite level, his baseline suggested he could excel in just about any role the head coach assigned him, something he already does regularly in the Bundesliga. He is only 19 years old.

In some of the early months of the season, Bellingham tended to be one of the deepest midfield positions in Edin Terzic’s team, paired with more natural ball-handlers such as Emre Can or Salih Ozcan. From there, the Birmingham City academy graduate had to take Dortmund onto the field, be it a transfer or a transfer. He is excellent in both aspects. according to fbref he ranks in the 91st midfielder percentile in Europe’s top five leagues for progressive assists and assists. By his standard, the 91st percentile is frankly a swamp standard, looking at his data set you see a sea of ​​greenery, histograms extending to the outer edges of the graph, dynamic radars overflowing with quality.

It is important to note that Bellingham does influence on the stats that matter the most. In addition to his six assists, the 10 goals he has scored make him Borussia Dortmund’s top scorer in all competitions. Part of the reason for his best scoring season in Germany is that Terzić moved Bellingham further forward as the season progressed, but there are suspicions that he could score many goals, such as six, eight or 10. One of his most obvious skills is his ability to draw opponents, beat them with dribble and pass and then continue into the box as he did for that equalizing goal against Seville in October.

As the defenders close in on him, Bellingham switches play to Thomas Meunier and then runs into the box to score.

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If anyone wants to prove that Bellingham has already managed to create an aura as a teenager, the petrified looks of the three Sevilla defenders will be invaluable evidence. If they had looked at their pre-match scouting reports, they would have known to watch out for his late shots into the box. This does not mean that they can stop them.

If Dortmund lose the ball offensively then they can be sure that Bellingham, who has made more offensive tackles than any other Bundesliga player, will give it back to them. This is a player who not only has double-digit goals, but also ranks among the top five players in Germany in terms of tackles and interceptions. Whatever the coach wants, Bellingham does it exemplarily.

When Pep Guardiola praised Bellingham ahead of Dortmund’s Champions League games with Manchester Earlier this season, he didn’t focus on positional intelligence, scoring or tackling. “Quality, everyone knows that,” Guardiola said. “The whole package is really good. He was 17 when he arrived. [at Dortmund from Birmingham City] but it was not only in his quality, [it was] how he led, how he kicked, how he walked to the judge.

“This guy was special in terms of his mentality. Now he is 19, and he is already one of the captains.” The Stourbridge teenager has already beaten one of Germany’s biggest teams, the 1997 European champions, four times. If he had stayed in the squad, that number would no doubt have risen significantly and Borussia Dortmund are more than willing to defer wages in order to spend more time with Bellingham.

“With all due respect to Jude and his game, we have been answering this question since he joined,” Terzic said ahead of the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Chelsea. “He decided to join us because he knows it could be the perfect move for him and I think we have proven that on both occasions. He helps us a lot, but I also think that we, as a club in this scene, help him and his career too.

“We are very happy and delighted to have him as part of our team, he is one of our leaders at the age of 19, he moved to England as a BVB player and that is something we are very pleased with. Yet Dortmund knows there is an inevitability this summer. Bellingham has arrived in North Rhine-Westphalia as one of the brightest young players in world football. current club helped turn him into one of the best players in his position, track record Erling Haaland, Ilkay Gundogan And Jadon Sancho suggests that this is the moment when these players exit at significant prices. Whatever it is, there will be a few people willing to pay the price. Not surprising. Even the highest fees can be a steal for a 19 year old who doesn’t even need to grow that much to become a superstar.

How to watch and odds

  • date: Tuesday, March 7 | Time: 15:00 ET
  • Location: Stamford Bridge — London, UK
  • TV and live broadcast: CBS and Paramount+
  • Chances: Chelsea -118; Draw +260; BVB +310 (via Caesars Sportsbook

Schedule for Tuesday

(All times US/East)

  • UEFA Champions League Today 14:00 CBS and Paramount+
  • Chelsea against. Borussia Dortmund15:00, CBS and Paramount+
  • Benfica against. Club Brugge 3pm Paramount+
  • UEFA Champions League Post-Game Show, 5:00 pm, CBS Sports Network and Paramount+

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Broadcast schedule on Wednesday

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