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Thomas Tuchel provides injury update on two Chelsea stars


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Tuchel updates on fitness of Rudiger and Kovacic


Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has provided an injury update on Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic ahead of the Real Madrid clash.

Rudiger suffered a facial injury during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final tie against Los Blancos.

He subsequently missed the Fulham game, but is set to return for the Madrid clash. He will wear a face mask for protection.

Meanwhile, Kovacic has missed the previous seven matches with a hamstring injury. He could be unavailable for the midweek game.

Earlier last week, Tuchel confirmed that the Croatian suffered a setback in training, and he remains a big doubt to face Madrid.

The Blues have the away-goal advantage after the 1-1 draw on the road. They have a great chance to reach the final in Istanbul.

A goalless draw would be sufficient to see them progress, but Madrid are likely to provide a stiff challenge for them.

The Spanish champions will be missing Raphael Varane with an injury, but club-captain Sergio Ramos is fit for selection.





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