Good news to Tuchel as key Chelsea stars return against Real Madrid

Following an enthralling and rain-soaked first leg in the Spanish capital, Chelsea set to welcome Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge for their UEFA Champions second leg semi-final today.

The Blues top-four destiny is firmly in their own hands with only four games of the domestic league left to play, and a third placed-finish is not behond the realm of possibility either, but the 13 times Champions league winners would go a long way to securing Tuchel’s long-term future in Chelsea hotseat.

Azpilicueta was given the day off against Fulhan so should displace Reece James at right-wing back, while surprise starter Billy Gilmour will occupy a spot on the bench as Jorginho and Kante return to action today.

According to Tuchel’s press conferences yesterday, Meteo Kovacic is out from the squad after he suffered a small setback in his recovery from a thigh issue, but mount is expected to be fit despite a minor injury against Fulham. While Rudiger is also available for this one.

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