Tuchel Sweating Over Fitness of Important Chelsea Player Ahead of Real Madrid Cracker

Tuchel Sweating Over Fitness of Important Chelsea Player Ahead of Real Madrid Cracker

- Mason Mount is understood to have sustained a back injury vs Fulham on Saturday, May 1

- He was unable to see out the rest of the match, forcing Thomas Tuchel to sub him off

- The German tactician later revealed he took off the midfielder as a precaution

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Mason Mount has emerged as a major doubt for Chelsea's Champions League cracker against Real Madrid on Wednesday, May 5.

The Blues are slated to host the La Liga side at Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their semi-final meeting.

The two sides settled for a 1-1 draw in the reverse tie played in Spain, with Christian Pulisic scoring Chelsea's crucial away goal.

Tuchel Sweating Over Fitness of Important Chelsea Player Ahead of Real Madrid Cracker
Mason Mount has played a pivotal part in Tuchel's successful start to life at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Getty Images.
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With the London side now having an edge over Real ahead of the clash, it is expected Thomas Tuchel will do everything within his reach to guide his wards to the final of the competition.

However, he may have to do that without Mount who has played a pivotal part in his relatively successful spell at Chelsea so far.

The midfielder put an impressive performance for his side during their 2-0 win over Fulham at the weekend, but had to be hauled off in the closing stages of the encounter after picking a back injury.

The Englishman landed awkwardly onto his back after a collision with Mario Lemina and was in clear discomfort before he was withdrawn.

Speaking on the player's injury, Tuchel admitted after the match he does not know whether the midfielder will be available for the Real Madrid meeting. He said via SunSport:

“I saw him holding his back slightly, so we didn't want to take any risks but I have no other information on that. He has the full package, mentally, in terms of talent, and physically."
“He is the guy who can recover very fast, he's a very physical player and is fully adapted to Premier League football. He has big self-confidence in a very, very positive way."

Real, meanwhile, have their own injury concerns to contend with as Raphael Varane has been ruled out of the clash.

The defender is understood to be nursing an abductor injury and will not be available for selection.

Skipper Sergio Ramos alongside midfielder Federico Valverde are the other major doubts for the west London trip.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City have reached their first-ever Champions League final following their 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint Germain in their semifinal fixtures.

The Premier League side kicked off the round with a 2-1 win in France with Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez helping their team to come back from a goal down in the early minutes of the game.

And they finished what they started at the Etihad Stadium with another outstanding performance that saw them claim a 2-0 win courtesy of Riyad Mahrez after the regulation period.

Source: Sports Brief News