Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku is set to miss out on the UEFA Champions League second-leg clash between Real Madrid and Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The big Belgian has been struggling with a foot injury and was effectively omitted from the Chelsea team that thrashed Southampton 6-0 on the weekend.
However, The Telegraph reports that the injury is not very serious and he might be in contention for a spot in the starting XI that face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Semi-final.
Some pundits were of the opinion that Lukaku should start against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu given that Éder Gabriel Militão will be out injured, but that will not be possible. Chelsea Coach, Thomas Tuchel would have no choice but to play Kai Havertz at top 9 against Los Blancos.
It would be difficult for the Blues to take victory in Madrid, they would need to pull off a miracle to qualify for the semifinals.
Other players that would not feature for Chelsea in Madrid include Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell and Ross Barkley.