By Pete Jenson for MailOnline
Published: 22:03 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 22:03 BST, 4 May 2021
Zinedine Zidane has a reputation for occasionally leaving it very late to tell his players who is in and who is out.
He had two teams picked for the second Clasico of the season last month and opted for one over the other when Barcelona’s XI dropped first and he saw they were playing just two up front.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The side he picks to face Chelsea might be just as late a call as he waits to decide on the readiness of four players who would all definitely start were they 100 per cent but who all go in to the game in various stages of recuperation.
Zinedine Zidane has a plethora of options at his disposal for Madrid's semi-final second leg
Los Blancos failed to make home advantage count as they were held to a 1-1 draw last week
Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy and Fede Valverde were all on Tuesday morning’s delayed flight out of Madrid to London but no-one knows for certain if they start. And with the team selection up in the air Madrid supporters find themselves unsure of whether to believe the 13 times winners can win their first ever competitive European game at Stamford Bridge and make it to the Istanbul final.
Hazard impressed in the first half against Osasuna at the weekend before fading in the second period and being replaced on 72 minutes. He has had no reaction to the calf strain that had kept him out for the second half of March and almost all of April but as has been the case since he joined the club, not being injured is not necessarily tantamount to being fit. Zidane has decided to use him on Wednesday but the big dilemma remains as to whether it’s from the start or off the bench.
Madrid supporters are clinging to the hope that he will finally produce something like his old Chelsea form against his former club.
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Star duo Sergio Ramos (L) and Eden Hazard (R) are in contention having had fitness issues
Marcelo is also available having escaped election duty to travel with the squad to London
However, the Brazilian may make way for Ferland Mendy who