Mount, Rudiger, Kovacic, Pulisic, Kante – Chelsea team news and injury latest ahead of Madrid clash

With the Blues consolidate their spot in the Premier League top-four, by defeating local rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge last weekend, their attention now turn on Uefa Champions League semi-final second-leg tie against Real Madrid.

The Blues head into the game, aiming of get into the final of the competitions and they have already made huge steps by delivered amazing performances in the first-leg tie at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano and end up with important away-goal.

Antonio Rudiger

And ahead of second-leg tie with Spanish champions, there’s a lot reports came from Stamford Bridge this morning concerning on Blues players that are battle with injuries problem.

Starting from Antonio Rudiger, who suffered facial injury towards the end of his side’s 1-1 draw in the first-leg against Real Madrid last week.

The German centre-back missed the Blues’ 2-0 win against Fulham on Saturday afternoon, but there’s possiblity for defender to make return to action against Madrid on Wednesday evening, according to Thomas Tuchel.

Antonio Rudiger

‘Toni got injured in the last minute of the Madrid game,’ the German coach explained.

‘I am quite positive for (him being available) for Wednesday.’

Mateo Kovacic has continues to be sidelined with a hamstring injury. The Croatian midfielder is expected to return to action against Fulham but sustained a little setback.

‘Now we have a little setback with him,’ the Blues boss said on the Croatian midfielder.

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

The central midfielder will be face a latest fitness before consider to be involved against Real Madrid.

Cesar Azipilicueta, Christian Pulisic and N’Golo Kante are given a breather in Blues’ victory over Fulham and according to Blues boss, trio expected to back in starting XI against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.

Tuchel also provided update on Mount, who sustained [knock] against Fulham and according to German coach, the Englishman is expected to available for Wednesday’s clash against Madrid.

He told Sky Sports: ‘I hope Mason’s [knock] isn’t a big thing and we took him off so hopefully, he can fully recover for Real Madrid.

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