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PremierLeague-News.Com - It's time to hear from the Blues head coach ahead of the crucial Champions League semi final second leg on Wednesday
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! It’s another big week for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel has they take on Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi final on Wednesday. The tie is delicately poised at 1-1 after the first leg in a rain-lashed Madrid last week, Christian Pulisic’s crucial away goal giving Chelsea an ever so slight advantage heading into Wednesday’s game. Karim Benzema’s equaliser levelled the tie but Zinedine Zidane’s side simply have to score at least once at Stamford Bridge to secure a spot in the final later this month. The Blues could welcome back Antonio Rudiger to the fold in midweek after he missed the 2-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday with a facial injury. The German defender has been training with a protective face mask and Tuchel said at the weekend he hopes the centre back will be fine to play. There are more concerning doubts over Mateo Kovacic, with Chelsea’s head coach admitting the midfielder had suffered a setback in training as he recovers from a hamstring injury which has caused him to miss the last six games. Read More Related Articles Zinedine Zidane has already hinted at who can replace Raphael Varane for Real Madrid vs Chelsea Read More Related Articles The seven Chelsea untouchables Thomas Tuchel is set to start in second leg against Real Madrid For Real, they have a big doubt over defender Raphael Varane, who was forced off at half time of their 2-0 win over Osasuna at the weekend with an adductor problem. He could be replaced by Sergio Ramos as the influential defender has returned to training. Federico Valverde is still a doubt for Los Blancos, as is left back Ferland Mendy. His replacement in the first leg, Marcelo, is expected to be available for the game despite being called in to officiate local elections in the Spanish capital on Tuesday. Tuchel and defender Andreas Christensen will both be facing the media this afternoon at the Cobham training ground, with Tuchel arriving at 3pm and then his defender arriving straight afterwards. Zidane will also face the media today from London, with his press conference taking place at 6pm before the Spanish side have a training session at Stamford Bridge. We will bring you all the updates from Tuchel and Christensen throughout the afternoon.
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.Key EventsWelcome, welcome10:2614:01Sam InkersoleTactics we won't be seeing againTuchel opted to have a switch around with things against Fulham and it worked with the Blues winning 2-0 thanks to a brace of goals from Kai Havertz. But that won't be happening on Wednesday night at the Bridge, as Adam Newson explains.Tuchel made some inspired decisions for the win over Fulham (Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)Sam InkersoleOur reporters pick their teamAs usual, we have asked our two Chelsea writers to pick a team they would send out if they were in Thomas Tuchel's shoes tomorrow. The teams are pretty similar but there has been a difference of opinion with two positions in the Blues eleven.Kai Havertz and Timo Werner both joined Chelsea last summer (Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)Sam InkersoleReal's travelling squadZinedine Zidane's side left Madrid this morning to fly to London for the game tomorrow, with a few boosts to their squad from the first leg. Here is who travelled and details on on a key defender who ahs not made the trip.Zidane has an emboldened squad for his side's clash with Chelsea (Image: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)Sam InkersoleWho could start for the Blues?Tuchel is clearly going to pick his strongest posisble lineup but who is basically guaranteed to play against Real Madrid tomorrow?Well, here are seven of them. Jorginho and Mason Mount are both expected to start against Real Madrid (Image: Fran Santiago/Getty Images))KEY EVENTWelcome, welcomeGood afternoon, it's press conference day at Cobham ahead of the Champions League semi final second leg between Chelsea and Real Madrid tomorrow. Thomas Tuchel will be here in around an hour's time to preview the game and straight after him, Andreas Christensen will also be here to have a chinwag about the match. Andreas Christensen has been superb under Thomas Tuchel. (Image: David Ramos/Getty Images).
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