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Karim Benzema injury update ahead of Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Jack Gallagher
Benzema is expected to be ready for the Chelsea game
Benzema is expected to be ready for the Chelsea game / Rafa Babot/GettyImages

Karim Benzema is expected to be fit to face Chelsea in next Wednesday's Champions League quarter final first leg at Stamford Bridge.

The talismanic striker has been out of action since mid-March, having suffered a calf injury during Real Madrid's win over Mallorca - in which he score a brace (obviously).

Due to this ailment, Benzema was not a part of Los Blancos' team who suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to a resurgent Barcelona in their last La Liga game, and was also unavailable for France during the international break.

Now, however, the forward looks to be on the road to recovery. Marca are reporting that Benzema is finally back in training and ramping up his workload with this weekend's La Liga meeting with Celta Vigo scheduled to be his first game back.

That means that Benzema will be ready for Wednesday's heavyweight clash with Chelsea in the Champions League.

The French forward was the hero for Los Blancos in their dramatic comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain the last round of the competition, scoring a hat-trick in the final 30 minutes of the game to secure Real Madrid's place in the quarter finals.

Benzema has enjoyed a stellar 2021/22 campaign thus far, scoring 32 goals across all competitions and assisting a further 12.