Tuchel names 22-man travelling Chelsea squad for Real Madrid clash, including 19-year-old
Chelsea confirmed their 22-man travelling squad to face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg match.
The Blues, via its official website, have confirmed that Thomas Tuchel and his squad have already arrived in Spain ahead of Tuesday’s clash at Santiago Bernabeu.
However, despite a recent report in Spain, the visitors will hold another training session this evening at the Alfredo Di Stefano training ground where both sides played each other in the first leg of last season’s semifinal.
As Tuchel confirmed in Monday morning’s press conference, Cesar Azpilicueta has joined the squad after finally tested negative for Covid-19.
Three players; Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Ross Barkley, however, did not travel with the rest of the squad.
Harvey Vale’s inclusion is a pleasant surprise to many. Despite having yet to earn an official first-team promotion, the 19-year-old has taken part in the senior team’s training for quite some time now.
The full travelling Chelsea squad:
- Kepa Arrizabalaga
- Marcus Bettinelli
- Edouard Mendy
- Antonio Rudiger
- Marcos Alonso
- Andreas Christensen
- Thiago Silva
- Trevoh Chalobah
- Reece James
- Cesar Azpilicueta
- Malang Sarr
- N’Golo Kante
- Mateo Kovacic
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek
- Saul Niguez
- Mason Mount
- Harvey Vale
- Christian Pulisic
- Timo Werner
- Hakim Ziyech
- Kai Havertz
Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti has also named his 23-man squad for the second leg, with Eder Militao (suspension) and former Blues ace Eden Hazard (recovery from ankle surgery) being the two high-profile absences.
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.