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23-man Blues squad bound for Bucharest

A squad of 23 Chelsea players will depart for Romania later ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League meeting with Atletico Madrid.

The travelling contingent will touch down around 9pm local time and then head straight to the team hotel, having trained at Cobham for the final time before the game earlier today. Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz are among those travelling but Thiago Silva is not.

Spanish government restrictions have resulted in the first leg of this round of 16 tie taking place in Bucharest and not Madrid. It will be our third visit to the National Arena in the Romanian capital, having played Steaua twice there in 2013. Kick-off is at 8pm UK time tomorrow.

The full travelling party (in squad number order) is:

Kepa Arrizabalaga
Antonio Rudiger
Marcos Alonso
Andreas Christensen
Jorginho
N’Golo Kante
Tammy Abraham
Christian Pulisic
Timo Werner
Willy Caballero
Kurt Zouma
Edouard Mendy
Mateo Kovacic
Olivier Giroud
Mason Mount
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Ben Chilwell
Hakim Ziyech
Billy Gilmour
Reece James
Cesar Azpilicueta
Kai Havertz
Emerson Palmieri

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