Two Real Madrid stars return from injury for Chelsea clash, train this morning with team

Real Madrid trained this morning at Valdebebas warming down after last night’s victory over Osasuna, according to Marca.

Their mind is already on Chelsea, with Zinedine Zidane paying close attention to his injured troops.

Sergio Ramos and Ferland Mendy worked with and without the ball, both feeling strong and fluid. It’s expected they’ll be fit in time to take to the field in London.

Football Espana report that Fede Valverde is to undergo another test to see if he’s overcome covid-19, with results due tomorrow. The Uruguayan has already tested negative, but the result wasn’t conclusive.

Raphael Varane picked up a knock in the victory over Osasuna, and will undergo an MRI scan tomorrow to see whether there’s an injury there or not.

Marcelo, called for polling duty on Tuesday in Madrid’s election, may still be able to fly to London on a private jet to join up with the squad if the circumstances of his duty are amenable.

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(Watch Video Clips) Chaos as thousands of Man United fans confront police, take protest to Old Trafford, Red Devils Lowry Hotel, want Glazers out

Thousands of Manchester United fans have descended to Old Trafford to protest against the Glazers with supporters storming onto the pitch.

And fuming Red Devils fans have even blocked their squad from leaving the Lowry Hotel ahead of their clash against rivals Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

According to The Sun, the players and staff were staying in their usual Manchester base ahead of facing Liverpool at 4.30pm.

But a planned protest against the Red Devils’ owners, the Glazers, led to a stand-off with police at the entrance to the hotel just hours before the game.

Supporters chanted and lit flares next to the team bus as it waited for the squad.

And a demonstration featuring hundreds of fans outside Old Trafford led to several rushing onto the pitch.

Footage emerged online of fans chanting towards the Sky Sports television studio and cameras set up in the main stand.

One clip even showed a flare being hurled in the direction of the gantry, while protestors were also seen carrying the United corner flags.

Fans had turned out at both the Lowry and the stadium with flags and banners protesting the club ownership.

A billboard attached to Hotel Football, the establishment co-owned by Class of 92 legends such Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, also called for change.

It displayed a quote from ex-defender and pundit Neville, which read: “We have got to come together now… We have got to stop this, it is absolutely critical that we do.”

It is not thought that the Glazers were present in Manchester for Sunday’s game.

Zidane sweats over another Real Madrid star, to undergo tests on Sunday to examine extent of injury

Real Madrid officials are reportedly disturbed over the fitness of defender Raphael Varane as Los Blancos are billed to face Chelsea next Wednesday in London.

The French star was withdrawn at half time in Los Blancos 2-0 La Liga win over Osasuna due to a leg injury with utility man Nacho Fernandez replacing him at centre back.

According to reports from Marca, he will undergo tests tomorrow to examine the extent of the injury, with an update expected in the next 24 hours.

Despite initial fears over his fitness to make the trip to Stamford Bridge, Zidane stated in his post match interview the change was a precaution with early indications hinting at a minor injury.

Captain Sergio Ramos is expected to return against Thomas Tuchel’s side after Zidane declined to risk him against Osasuna after over a month out of action.

Midfield star Fede Valverde is also expected to be cleared after undergoing a period of self-isolation following a positive test for Covid-19 last month.