Chelsea travel to Spain to face Real Madrid in the first of two Champions League semi final first leg games this week -The other game being between Man City and Paris St-Germain.
It will be a keenly contested battle for a place in the finals between this two sides who have worked so hard to get to the semis.
The Blues reached this stage after seeing off Porto in the last round while Los Blancos had to overcome Liverpool.
UEFA Champions League Semi final first leg
Date: Tuesday, 27th April, 2021
Venue: Estadio Alfredo di Stafeno, Spain
Kick off time: 19:45 (BST)
Some good news from a Madrid perspective is that former Chelsea man Eden Hazard is fit and in the squad to face his former employers. The Belgian played 20 minutes as a substitute in a goalless draw with Real Betis over the weekend and is expected to feature against Chelsea tomorrow.
Speaking to the media ahead of the fixture, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said:
“He played for 15 to 20 minutes and it was quite good. The most important thing is that he didn’t feel anything more to do with his problem. He’s doing quite well and now he is with us. He’s happy to have played a game with us because he is going to contribute to the team a lot and he has to continue like this”.
Hazard’s teammate, Raphael Varane also said that the Belgian is feeling motivated.