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One Step away from Final: Chelsea vs Real Madrid second leg – INJURY UPDATE ahead of Champions League return 



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Chelsea Vs Real Madrid Champions League semi-final return-leg will hold this Wednesday 5th of May, 2021, after both team held to a 1-1 draw in the first-leg last Tuesday.

Chelsea will wait to see if Mateo Kovacic and Antonio Rudiger would be fit to face Real Mdrid in the Champions League semi-final return-leg.

The duo were missing in Chelsea 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday due to injuries.

Mateo Kovacic suffered a thigh problem, although the Chelsea Boss describe that as a “little setback” in his pre-math press conference on friday.

“Now we have a little setback with him,” the Chelsea boss said on the Croatian midfielder.

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“I don’t want to be too negative. Let’s see how he feels tomorrow.”

As for Anthony Rudiger, the Chelsea boss said he was hopeful he will be able to return to the side for the decisive leg against Real Madrid this week.

“Toni got injured in the last minute of the Madrid game,” the German coach explained.

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“I am quite positive for (him being available) for Wednesday.”

Thomas Tuchel play with back-three of Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen who looks very strong together and prevent Los Blacons from comming in.

N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic and Jorginho all take a rest as they were missing in Chelsea 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday and there’s a huge certainty the Chelsea trio will be back in midweek Champions League game against Real Madrid.

Chelsea going into the game with away goal advantage after the first leg ended 1-1 in spain, although the game looks more of balance one.

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Meanwhile, Real Madrid also confirmed a huge injury blow of Dani Carvajal who has been ruled out of the reminder of tbe season after the suffering hamstring problem during the first tie against Chelsea las lt week

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