Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Latest news Chelsea and Real Madrid match on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022, at one of the prestigious stadiums in Madrid.
Chelsea will travel to Real Madrid on Tuesday night to face the La Liga giants in the Champions League semi-finals second leg.
Azpilicueta and Benzema were the two Captains last week but one of them could be out this week.
However, having beaten Chelsea 1-3 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge last week, Real Madrid has the upper hands going into the second leg at home, and with Chelsea likely to push for a possible comeback away from, thanks to their strong away record so far this season and their Champions League come back record in the past years, including coming back from 3-1 first-leg defeat to beat Napoli 4-1 in the 2012 Champions League round of 16.
However, ahead of the crucial tie, there are big concerns for the two teams as two players from each side are set to miss the game through suspension, injuries, and illness.
Chelsea Captain, Cesar Azpilicueta and Lukaku missed their last Premier League win over Southampton on the weekend, and after the game, Tuchel revealed that Azpilicueta had tested positive for Covid 19 on Friday and he is a big doubt against Real Madrid same as Lukaku who missed out through a minor injury.
“Azpil had a positive Covid test since yesterday. So I have no prediction about that. I don’t even know the rules about traveling and what’s going on. First of all, we need a negative test. We can’t do anything about that, just hope and wait.
“Romelu I don’t know yet. He had pain and could not do the last training session. He wasn’t available for today and the time is running. We leave the country again on Monday, so let’s see.”
Source: Chelsea FC.
Real Madrid on their side will be without Eder Militao due to suspension after he received a yellow in the first leg at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard also remains out through injury according to Ancelotti after their league win against Getafe at the weekend.
“At the last minute, we [also] had a problem with Mariano [Diaz].
“Apart from [Eder] Militao (who is suspended for the second leg), I think everyone can be in the Chelsea game aside from [Eden] Hazard, who is recovering from his operation.”
Chelsea will have to look for a way to stop Benzema from scoring on Tuesday if they want to win at Madrid.