Real Madrid will likely once again be close to being at full strength with only one absentee in their training on Sunday ahead of the second-leg match against Chelsea.

Carlo Ancelotti previously confirmed that Toni Kroos and Vinicius Jr., who were absent in their win over Cadiz on Saturday, will be ready to face Chelsea after nursing minor discomforts.

The pair were also involved in Sunday’s training.

According to Real Madrid’s official website, Ferland Mendy, who is still dealing with a thigh injury, remains the only one missing from the group.

Mendy also missed the first leg, and Edouardo Camavinga played in the left-back position, instead.

Those who started at the weekend mostly spent the day on a recovery session, while the rest did fitness work, and worked on set-pieces and possession drills.

A few key Real Madrid players, such as Luka Modric and David Alaba, got plenty of rest before their trip to Stamford Bridge.

The only surprise was that Ancelotti let Karim Benzema play the full match against Cadiz.

Cadiz CF v Real Madrid CF - LaLiga Santander
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Chelsea, on the other hand, are dealing with a few injuries, too.

Kalidou Koulibaly is expected to miss the second leg, which could prove troublesome since Benoit Badiashile is not registered in Chelsea’s Champions League squad and Marc Cucurella will likely play wider due to Ben Chilwell’s suspension.

If Chelsea are to play a back-three just like in the first leg, one of Trevoh Chalobah and Wesley Fofana, who usually play on the right, may have to play on the left to fill the void.

Kai Havertz missed the last match against Brighton but Frank Lampard said the forward should be available on Tuesday.

Mason Mount has featured several times for Chelsea in the last couple of weeks but has yet to make the starting line-up since sustaining a pelvic injury in February.

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