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PremierLeague-News.Com - Chelsea's first-team players undertook their final training session at Cobham this evening ahead of tomorrow's Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Chelsea are just ninety minutes away from the Champions League final. Victory against Real Madrid tomorrow evening – or a goalless draw – will secure the Blues' place in Istanbul at the end of this month. Thomas Tuchel's side have the slightest of advantages going into tomorrow's semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge – the first meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw with Christian Pulisic scoring the all-important away goal for Chelsea. Yet given Real Madrid have lifted the big-eared Champions League trophy four times in the last decade, nothing can be taken for granted. They have the experience and know-how to pull out a result when needed. Nothing can be taken for granted. "For me, the challenge is to forget the [first leg] result," Tuchel told reporters at his pre-match press conference. "The challenge is always over two games, you play the first game and then you start at 0-0 again. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now "I don’t know any other way to prepare a match than to encourage my team to go out and try to win it, to be your best. "If we are at our best then it is a no-brainer that we go for a win, we want to win games. This club is about winning, this game is about winning, this competition is about winning." Tuchel will be without Mateo Kovacic for tomorrow night's game; the Croatian midfielder has not recovered from the hamstring injury he sustained three weeks ago. But the rest of the first-team group is fit. And this evening they undertook their final training session at Cobham ahead of tomorrow's game. Here are the five things we spotted in it. Read More Related Articles Thomas Tuchel's 12-word response when asked about Chelsea contract extension Read More Related Articles Thomas Tuchel outlines how Chelsea will play against Real Madrid with key midfielder ruled out Mason Mount trains (Image: Chelsea FC) During Saturday's 2-0 victory over Fulham, Mount suffered a heavy land after going up for a header and required treatment on his back. Understandably, Tuchel opted to withdraw the England international soon after. The German coach said after the game that he hoped the knock sustained by the 22-year-old midfielder wasn't serious. And it appears that diagnosis was correct. Mount has had a couple of days to recover and he was among the first-team group that trained at a blustery Cobham this evening. Expect him to start tomorrow. Meet the masked man (Image: Chelsea FC) The German centre-back was absent from the weekend victory over Fulham due to a facial injury he sustained in the first leg draw against Real Madrid. Part of the reason for that was Chelsea were waiting for a mask to be constructed for Rudiger to ensure he could feature in the second leg at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. The 28-year-old trained in the mask yesterday and again wore it for today's session, before which Tuchel gave the defender the all-clear to play: "I believe Toni will be playing in a mask He trained yesterday with it." Academy star steps up (Image: Chelsea FC) One of the standout performers for Chelsea's development squad and youth side this season has been Tino Livramento. It's why the 18-year-old has been brought up to train with the senior squad more than once this season.
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. And he hasn't dropped back down. The youngster was part of the group that trained this evening at Cobham and he was given a warm welcome by Antonio Rudiger, who shook hands then fist-bumped the academy graduate. Ben Chilwell plays the joker
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It hasn't taken Chilwell long following his move from Leicester City last summer to become a key member of the Chelsea squad, both on and off the pitch. The left-back has often been spotted in training sessions making jokes and attempting to lighten the mood; he amusingly 'punched' Kurt Zouma in front of the cameras just days after Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalga's infamous training ground bust-up. Chilwell was again playing the joker during Chelsea's training session this evening, mocking Mount by repeatedly hopping on one leg. Why? We're not quite sure.
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Antonio Rudiger shoves Jorginho
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As mentioned above, Rudiger isn't afraid to be a little physical with his Chelsea teammates in training. Often, though, it's in a playful manner. And that was the case at Cobham today. After the Chelsea squad undertook a number of warm-up exercises, the players headed over to the main pitch for some ball work. It was then that Rudiger struck. He walked up behind Jorginho and gave the Italian a firm shove before making a swift exit. Although it should be noted that Jorginho didn't need to conduct a deep investigation to work out who was responsible.
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