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Thomas Tuchel Gives Update on Azpilicueta and Lukaku Ahead of Clash Against Real Madrid | Read

The manager of Chelsea Football Club, Thomas Tuchel has given an update as it concerns the fitness of Cesar Azpilicueta and Romelu Lukaku ahead of Real Madrid clash.

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Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel

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The German was speaking at a press conference in London before the team travels to Spain for the game against Real Madrid. Azplicueta and Lukaku missed the game against Southampton on Saturday, April 9th, 2022.

Romelu will not travel due to his pain in the achilles that he has felt recently but Azpi is in the group. He has tested negative several times now and is okay to be part of the squad. Ross Barkley is sick, however, and will not travel with us later. That is the situation right now and everyone else is in the squad.

He also spoke about Chelsea's chances of getting past Real Madrid in the second leg to book a spot in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League.

Of course, we don’t have the biggest chance given the result from the first leg. Given the competition, the opponent and the stadium it will be very difficult but we never manage our input by the chances we have for our result. It is unlikely [turning around the tie] but it is worth trying and trying means that we will play to our fullest and to our full limit. This is what it is, it is a big night for us.

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