4 Real Madrid players miss training ahead of Chelsea clash

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will have to do without four of his players, as they make a very rare visit to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final tie.

Four Real Madrid players did not take part in Monday training sessions ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge. The four players are Raphael Varane, Lucas Vazquez, Dani Carvajal, and Federico Valverde.

Sergio Ramos and Ferland Mendy have returned to training, and Zidane is very keen for Ramos to make a return to face Chelsea. Ramos and Mendy took part in light sessions and might be able to feature in the second leg.

For Chelsea, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel may only be without Mateo Kovacic.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed he will frustrate Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos during the second leg of our Champions League semi-final by giving him no-one to “fight” with.

Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website: “If we play with no striker at all and Ramos has nothing to fight then that can also be a solution. I have not made my mind up yet.

“It’s another challenge because he is the leader of their group and he is the guy to give a lot of solutions to any questions that we will hopefully ask them.

“We will wait and see who is in good shape and good form, what shape we play and where we try to hurt them.

“I’m not too sure if they will play again with five or go back to four [in defence] so there are many questions but we don’t need the answers now. It’s enough if we have them on Wednesday.”

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