Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed his side will be without the services of midfielder Matteo Kovacic as they take on Real Madrid.
Chelsea are fighting to reach a Champions League final, but must see off the Spanish giants and 13 times winners over two legs tie.
Tuchel has nearly every player available to him, but he cannot count on Croatia international Kovacic who is struggling with a muscle problem.
“It is a very short update,” he responded when asked about injuries, per the club website.
“Because it is only Mateo Kovacic we are missing.
“Everyone else is available and everyone else will be in the squad for tomorrow.”