Chelsea confirmed squad
The 23-man Chelsea squad to travel to Spain to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night has been confirmed.
Chelsea travel to the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán in Seville for their second leg tie on Tuesday night and the squad has been confirmed.
Andreas Christensen was part of the travelling squad to Seville, however Billy Gilmour was once again left at home.
Confirmed 23-man squad:
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri
Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi
Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud
Chelsea fitness update
Chelsea are blessed with a fully-fit squad for the second leg this week, and the well-rested Thiago Silva could earn an immediate recall to the rearguard after serving a domestic suspension against Crystal Palace.
With Manchester City to come in the FA Cup, Tuchel is sure to rotate his resources once again, as a reshuffle in attack could see Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and perhaps even Olivier Giroud earn starts for the second leg.
N’Golo Kante has shaken off a hamstring injury and is also in contention to feature from the first whistle this week, while Edouard Mendy will hope to match Fabien Barthez’s record of winning eight consecutive Champions League matches – the current highest tally for an English club’s shot-stopper.
Christian Pulisic is feeling ‘healthy and strong’ ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final second leg tie against FC Porto on Tuesday night.
The 22-year-old has hit form, scoring four goals in his previous four games for club and country including a goal during the 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.
Pulisic has had a tough time with injuries this season but has delivered a positive update on his fitness ahead of their quarter-final tie in Seville on Tuesday.