Chelsea supporters were delighted to hear that Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic would be in the Chelsea squad to take on Atletico Madrid tomorrow.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed in his pre-match press conference that both of the Blues young stars had been passed fit enough to fly to Bucharest for the Champions League tie.

Neither of them featured against Southampton on Saturday as they continued to recover from their respective injuries.

Havertz missed the previous four matches after picking up a knock in training.

The 21-year-old hasn’t featured for Chelsea since he came on for the final ten minutes against Burnley last month.

Pulisic was suffering from a tight calf so didn’t make the trip down to the south coast.


But they were both cleared for action tomorrow night and Chelsea fans responded accordingly.

Between them, Havertz and Pulisic have only appeared in four of Tuchel’s first seven games in charge and only started three times.

It’s still uncertain how much of a part they will play on Tuesday if any at all.

One man who won’t be featuring is Thiago Silva.

Tuchel explained that the Brazilian was back in training but wouldn’t be well enough for the Atletico tie.

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