Atletico take on Chelsea on Wednesday in the Champions League second leg

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has backed Luis Suarez to be the man who ends Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten start to life as Chelsea manager when the sides meet on Wednesday night.

The German coach has gone 13 games without defeat since arriving in England, and have a 1-0 lead going into the game with the La Liga leaders, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s strike in the first leg.

But the Argentine in the opposing dugout has backed his fellow South American to end his goal drought in the competition and hinted that Chelsea’s lack of defeats could hinder them in the second leg.

Speaking on Tuesday, Simeone said that there will be a question over Chelsea until they have a negative result, something that hasn’t happened under Tuchel yet.

Atletico have pedigree when it comes to playing against English teams in the Champions League, after knocking out Liverpool in last season’s competition, and will be hoping Suarez can score his first European goal for his side since joining on a free from Barcelona last summer.

Tuchel won’t be able to call upon his most experienced defender, Thiago Silva, for the game, and also doesn’t have Tammy Abraham, Jorginho or Mason Mount, with the latter pair suspended

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