Held in check in Madrid, Real Zinedine Zidane can count on the return of his captain Sergio Ramos tonight (9 p.m.) to make the difference against Chelsea in the semi-final of the Champions League.
To land his second consecutive ticket to the Champions League final – after the one obtained with PSG last year – Thomas Tuchel can count on all his men tonight at Stamford Bridge. Only the Croatian Mateo Kovačić is absent and the doublet of the first leg, Kanté-Jorginho, is established. Kai Havertz, double scorer this weekend, is in the eleven, as is Timo Werner.
Opposite, Zinedine Zidane can not align his essential central hinge: Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane. If the Spaniard makes his comeback, the Frenchman is absent due to a problem with the groin. Again in the limelight and holder this weekend against Osasuna (2-0), Eden Hazard is in the game to try to qualify the Merengues against his former club. Author of a sumptuous goal in the first leg, Karim Benzema will have to be marked very closely by the Blues not to repeat.
Chelsea: Mendy – Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Christensen – Rudiger, Kanté, Jorginho, Chilwell – Mount, Havertz, Werner
Real Madrid : Courtois – Nacho, Militão, Ramos, Mendy – Casemiro, Modrić, Kroos – Vinícius Júnior, Benzema, Hazard