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stuttered at home against Chelsea but with Eden Hazard having a point to prove on his Stamford Bridge return, Sergio Ramos back and Marcelo available, Spanish hopes are high for the Champions League semi Zinedine Zidane has been mulling over his team selection for tonight's semi-final  The boss must decide on the fitness of four of his star players  Marcelo is also back in contention after escaping election duty in Madrid  After failing to make home advantage count, Madrid must get a result in London Zidane has an array of options at his disposal as he prepares to take on Chelsea 

By Pete Jenson for MailOnline

Published: 22:03 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 22:03 BST, 4 May 2021

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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. 

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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

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

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. 

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has played just three games this year but his leadership is crucial

Eden Hazard has failed to justify his hefty price tag but there are hopes he can inspire victory at his old home

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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

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 has returned to full fitness

However, the Brazilian may make way for Ferland Mendy who

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