Tuchel announces a 22-man Chelsea team: Chelsea has named their 22-man traveling team for the Champions League quarter-final second-leg encounter against Real Madrid.
Despite a recent report in Spain, the visitors will undertake another training session this evening at the Alfredo Di Stefano training site, where the two teams met in the first leg of the semifinal last season.
Cesar Azpilicueta has joined the squad after finally testing negative for Covid-19, according to Tuchel’s news conference on Monday morning.
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Three players, though, did not go with the rest of the team: Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Ross Barkley.
Many people were surprised to see Harvey Vale on the list. Despite the fact that he has yet to gain an official first-team promotion, the 19-year-old has been working with the senior team for some time.
The full Chelsea squad in Madrid is:
Carlo Ancelotti of Real Madrid has announced his 23-man team for the second leg, with Eder Militao (suspension) and Eden Hazard (recovery from ankle surgery) the two notable absentees.
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Fuidias.
Defenses: Carvajal, Alaba, Nacho, Marcelo, F. Mendy and Rafa Marín.
Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., D. Ceballos and Camavinga.
Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Jović, Bale, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo and Mariano.