Real Madrid boss confirms two key players will return against Chelsea

Zinedine Zidane has given injury update with regards to his key players who have been sidelined for a while, stating that two of them will feature against Chelsea on Tuesday night’s Champions League semi-final first leg.

The La Liga giants have been suffering from somewhat of an injury crisis of late.

Captain Sergio Ramos, left-back Ferland Mendy, and midfielder Toni Kroos all missed Saturday’s goalless draw against Real Betis as Madrid dropped two costly points in the title race.

With attentions now shifting towards the Chelsea clash, reports in Spain have revealed that Ramos – who has been spotted back in training – will miss the first leg but could return in the decider at Stamford Bridge on May 5.

However, the good news for Zidane and Real Madrid is that Mendy and Kroos are in line to be available for selection.

Well, at least that’s what the Frenchman is hopeful of.

“The intention is that Mendy and Kroos return (for Chelsea), but we have to see,” Zidane told reporters. “We have to recover as Tuesday is going to be the most difficult of the season.”