Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea have an important boost ahead of their Champions League Semi-final second leg tie with the La Liga giant, Real Madrid.
Despite losing a prominent midfielder to injury, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea outplayed Real Maldrid in the first leg of their Champions league semi-final tie on Tuesday night.
As a matter of fact, Real Maldrid needed some moment of brilliance from the duo of Karim Benzema and Thibaut Cortuois to earn a share of the spoil in a match many expected Real Maldrid to have won so easily. All thanks to Karim Benzema stunning equalizer and Thibout Cortuois fantastic saves which denied Chelsea a vital away win.
Moreover, despite their dorminant first leg display in Spain, we must be reminded that the injured star, Mateo Kovacic, who happened to be the best player in Chelsea midfield at the moment was unable to play a part in that game.
Finally, Kovacic, a player who plays confidently with the ball in his foot will definitely boost Chelsea creativity from the midfield, thus, giving Zidane men a much tougher test than the one they struggled to pass few days ago.