Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Callum Hudson-Odoi is out of Brentford’s visit to Stamford Bridge tomorrow but confirmed Reece James is available for selection again following four games out.

Hudson-Odoi has not played for the Blues since the FA Cup win over Luton Town but had returned to training earlier in the week at Cobham.

Yet the boss has stated the player is still suffering from the same injury and as a result is unavailable tomorrow.

‘Hudson-Odoi and Chilwell will miss the game tomorrow. Callum still feels his Achilles a bit and has some lower back problems. Everyone else was in training.

‘Reece James is ready to go and is in the squad,’ Tuchel confirmed.

The boss also updated on the fitness and availability of both Thiago Silva and Christian Pulisic, who were away with Brazil and USA respectively.

‘Thiago is a bit different than Christian. Thiago did not play the third match with Brazil, and he came back one day earlier. He did not have the same jetlag as Christian. He was here yesterday and trained today so is available for tomorrow,’ Tuchel said.

‘For Christian, we need to decide. He did not train today. We decided to give him another recovery session today, so he did not train. He is here but feels very tired due to the time difference.

‘He played 85 minutes one and a half days ago. He played all three matches for USA. We will figure out if it makes sense for him to play tomorrow.’

Another player who had been on international duty was midfielder Jorginho, though he returned earlier than expected due to Italy’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

Speaking of his reaction in training, the boss said he has been impressed with the Italian's attitude.

‘Good as always, I have to say. I did not speak a lot about that because what could I say to make his pain go away? Nothing. I would be the 200th person to tell him to keep his head up high,’ the German said.

‘It is our job to create an environment to make the players feel welcome and safe. This happens in sport, for him personally and his team-mates.

‘He was very strong in training and a good response. He came in one day earlier than he needed to be. That is why I had the feeling he loved to be back and in our environment.'