Chelsea Name 20-Man Squad For Madrid Match: See If Hazard, Eto’o + Cech Travelled

By on April 21, 2014

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Jose Mourinho flew out to Spain on Monday afternoon with a 20-man squad in preparation for Tuesday nights clash with Atletico Madrid.

The Blues take on Diego Simone’s men in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie at the Vicente Calderon tomorrow and they have confirmed the squad and given the latest team news on Chelseafc.com today.

Unfortunately, striker Samuel Eto’o has been left back in West London after failing to recover from a knee injury that he picked up during Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat to Sunderland.

However, the good news is that Eden Hazard is among the travelling party and could be in contention after missing the last three games with a calf injury that he picked up during Chelsea’s second leg clash with Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.

Petr Cech is also in the squad after missing the Sunderland game through illness, and he’s expected to come straight back in to replace Mark Schwarzer in goal.

Branislav Ivanovic hasn’t travelled as he’ll serve a one-match suspension after collecting three bookings in the competition, while Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are also left back in London as they are ineligible having played in the Champions League this season for their previous clubs.

The 20-man squad is:

Goalkeepers:

Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Hilario

Defenders

David Luiz, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Nathan Ake, Cesar Azpilicueta, Tomas Kalas

Midfielders/Attackers

Marco Van Ginkel, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Oscar, John Mikel Obi, Eden Hazard, Willian, Andre Schurrle

Strikers

Fernando Torres, Demba Ba.

Obviously it would be a huge boost if Hazard is passed fit to start as Chelsea have certainly missed his creativity in recent games. It will also be interesting to see who Mourinho goes with up front now that Eto’o is out, with Ba making a good claim to start having scored two in his last three games.

What team would you go with tomorrow? Share your views below.

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57 Comments

  1. ERIC

    April 22, 2014 at 8:16 am

    May God Almighty answer all the blues fans prayers Amen

  2. adelag

    April 22, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I believe blue will win d match wit Hazard

  3. adekola gacho

    April 22, 2014 at 8:24 am

    The last result against sunderland was disappointed and my wish is for my team to go wining to put hypnotised to all fans around the world…

  4. ecnirp

    April 22, 2014 at 8:51 am

    we will win the match with good result.

  5. Leonard Diego

    April 22, 2014 at 9:16 am

    as history repeated itself against Napoli in qourter finals in 2012 & PSG qourter finals 2014 and this py back time for CHELSEA in super cup against Madrid UP BLUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the SKY IS OUR LIMIT YESTERDAY WILL TELL D STORY ONE LOVE ONE CLUB WE’ R CHELSEA WE KEEP OUR WORD.

  6. rich otone

    April 22, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Chealsea will come up tops.Athletico must fall.Blues for the final

  7. otengo msewe

    April 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I beleave chelsea will win this match and may funs will be disappointed

  8. Ken.c

    April 22, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I beliv with cech,cole,azpilicueta,luiz,cahill,lampard,ramires,hazard,schurrle,oscar&torres/chelsea will win 2to1**WE ARE THE BLUES 1 LOVE##

  9. madu Ignatius

    April 22, 2014 at 11:50 am

    chelsea ll come out flying aday . I hope Hazardous ll b fit to play . Up blues till i kpeme .

  10. Epretari jonah

    April 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    chelsea is out of the champions league nd will nt take the epl too morihno is a loser nd chelsea is too togeda wit ibrahimovic

  11. Poem holic

    April 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Chelsea will have to work very hard to even touch the ball,we are play a team dat defeated real-m and barca. We have a good shot with willian,oscar,shurle,mikel,torres,ramires,david l…

  12. Emmydon279

    April 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    cfc wil win and God we see us through. Up chelsea,

  13. hollaboy

    April 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    God come and help chelsea for 2days march

  14. HAJJI

    April 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    ATL MADRID WIL WIN

  15. GAMUNDE JOHN

    April 22, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    CHEL is winning in spain today

  16. Rasta kuul

    April 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Is going to be a tough match,but i believe chelsea wil pick a maximum from spanish club to night.up blues.

  17. micheal

    April 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    chelsea wil face the wrath of atheltico madrid today sorry guyz bt those boys mean business

  18. Wilton

    April 22, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Prediction: 1-2
    Chelsea scorers: Oscar and Torres

  19. orsar fredrick

    April 22, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Chelsea, will take the day with a 2-1 victory over A/M

  20. evangelist

    April 22, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    we believe in GOD JESUS will give us victory HE is our strangth

  21. kibrom

    April 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Today’s game is dificult , and also current performans of Athletico madrid strong , but Mohruno is a very fine manager and has good expriance , now a time i fear refferies because of garbage england refferies like Cris Foy and Mike Dine , they are supporters have not done their work , due to these refferies england premarleage quality decrease. I hait them so so so much. Good luck for chelsea

  22. salami tajudeen emiola

    April 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    my darling club will flourish insha allah.

  23. Auwaluyahuzabdullahi

    April 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Chealsea can win the Match if workind hard

  24. Gnunde Upualkpajor Joseph

    April 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    go Chelsea go blues CFC 4 life

  25. daniel amukoya

    April 22, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    as chelsea we blv dat we wil make it to final,,, go go chelsea go!

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