A section of Chelsea supporters on social media was lifted by the update that Real Madrid could be missing two more players for their Champions League bout.

Marca reported that Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez would be ruled out for the European semi-final fixture next week.

Blues fans took to this news on Twitter very kindly.

Madrid might be without several key personnel when they face Chelsea in four days’ time.

In the same Marca article, they stated that Ferland Mendy could also miss out as he overcomes a muscle problem.

Ramos only recently returned to training after suffering a calf injury earlier this month.

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Vazquez’s season was ended prematurely thanks to damaging his cruciate ligament during the El Clasico match.

To make matters for Madrid, the fitness of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are also under consideration.

Neither were part of Zinedine Zidane’s training session yesterday morning, as both had separate minor issues.

Add Federico Valverde to the damaged list. The 22-year-old recently tested positive for coronavirus and will have to self-isolate for a while.

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This will certainly raise Chelsea’s hopes ahead of their tie with Los Blancos.

Mateo Kovacic is the only current major absentee from Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

The classy Croatian picked up a hamstring injury before the Porto game last week.

Thiago Silva sat out Tuesday’s Premier League tie with Brighton & Hove Albion, but more out of precaution rather than necessity.

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