24-strong Chelsea squad arrive in Northern Ireland

A group of 24 Chelsea players have landed in Belfast ahead of tomorrow’s Super Cup showdown with Villarreal.

The travelling party arrived in the Northern Irish capital at lunchtime after a short flight across the Irish Sea. Thomas Tuchel and two of his players will be on media duty this afternoon, and then the whole squad will train at Windsor Park. It will their final preparation before the contest between last season’s Champions League and Europa League winners.

Included in Tuchel’s group for tomorrow’s game are Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah. Along with new signing Marcus Bettinelli, they are the only players who were not at Chelsea last season.

The full Chelsea squad is:

Kepa Arrizabalaga
Toni Rudiger
Marcos Alonso
Andreas Christensen
Thiago Silva
N’Golo Kante
Tammy Abraham
Christian Pulisic
Timo Werner
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Marcus Bettinelli
Trevoh Chalobah
Kurt Zouma
Edouard Mendy
Mateo Kovacic
Mason Mount
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Ben Chilwell
Hakim Ziyech
Reece James
Cesar Azpilicueta
Kai Havertz

The Super Cup starts at 8pm UK time tomorrow night.

Please note that the numbers the players wear tomorrow evening are not necessarily the squad numbers for the upcoming season. 

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