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Chelsea defender ready to wear protective mask against Real Madrid

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, is ready to play through the pain against Real Madrid.

The German centre-back suffered a facial injury near the end of his side’s 1-1 draw in the first leg against Real in Madrid.

The Blues can go through to the final if they draw 0-0 at home, or win the game.

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Rudiger did not play against Fulham in a 2-0 win on Saturday, but did train with a protective mask on his face, per The Sun.

He could play with the mask against Real, if called on by manager Thomas Tuchel.

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