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Live match preview – Chelsea vs R Madrid 05.05.2021

Team news, stats, kick-off time ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg between Chelsea and Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Team news

Mateo Kovacic remains sidelined for Chelsea, having picked up an injury ahead of the quarter-final win over Porto, but the rest of the squad will be fit.

Antonio Rudiger is available after missing out on Saturday’s 2-0 win at Fulham with a facial injury and is set to wear a protective mask if he plays.

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in the first leg last week, with Christian Pulisic nabbing a vital away goal for the Blues.

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The Daily Mirror’s Darren Lewis believes Chelsea are capable of getting past Real Madrid and securing their place in the Champions League final

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde has recovered from Covid and after testing negative, has travelled to London with the rest of the squad.

However, Zinedine Zidane will be without Raphael Varane, who picked up an abductor injury at the weekend. Dani Carvajal is sidelined with a hamstring injury he suffered during the first leg last week.

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