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Tuchel reveals Chelsea plan to deal with Ramos in CL semi-final 2nd leg

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The Real Madrid captain is expected to be back in the starting XI for the crucial clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Thomas Tuchel plans to deal with Sergio Ramos in Chelsea’s upcoming meeting with Real Madrid by offering him “nothing to fight”.

Ramos hasn’t stepped onto the pitch for over a month due to a calf injury, with his last appearance coming in Real Madrid’s Champions League Round of 16 second-leg match against Atalanta on March 16.

However, the Los Blancos captain has recovered just in time for the semi-final second-leg against Chelsea.

In light of his potential return to the starting XI, Tuchel was asked if he would incorporate a false-nine system or use a traditional center-forward to deal with the talismanic center-back.

“If we play with no striker at all and Ramos has nothing to fight then that can also be a solution,” the German tactician told the club’s official website in response.

“I have not made my mind up yet. It’s another challenge because he is the leader of their group and he is the guy to give a lot of solutions to any questions that we will hopefully ask them. 

“We will wait and see who is in good shape and good form, what shape we play and where we try to hurt them. 

“I’m not too sure if they will play again with five or go back to four [in defence] so there are many questions but we don’t need the answers now. It’s enough if we have them on Wednesday.”

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