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

Jose Mourinho flew out to Spain on Monday afternoon with a 20-man squad in preparation for Tuesday nights clash with Atletico Madrid, plus the latest team news

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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.

57 Comments

57 Comments

  1. soba

    April 21, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    a draw would be a great result, yes chelsea can do it 2-2 draw

  2. Kizito

    April 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Am happy tht Hazard has also travelled, i prefer Tores to start against his former club

  3. otor

    April 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I dnt like it wen Eto’o is not on d field while chelsea r playing…

  4. olayinka

    April 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Chelsea need to win d game or draw will be a good result.

  5. Benjamin

    April 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Dare to demba should come in as substitute lampard should start chelsea can not loss we have always loss our league matches when there is champions league match at hand it is a blessing in disguise good luck blues fans

  6. Connor

    April 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Chelsea shud play it safe and go for a draw and get the away goal We can win it back at the bridge
    Come on you blues!!!!!

  7. oguntuase

    April 21, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    God help u guyz… U can do it again.

  8. Derrick stephen

    April 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I whish jose and the team good luck. A draw,a win, or a loose of 2 to 1 will be okay as we wont surrender at the bridge

  9. Saviour Etim

    April 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I pray for the grace of God to be sulfficient for the blues. Please lets make Torres a starting man.

  10. isaac kalengo

    April 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    come on blues we wll do it no doubt!

  11. uhiene friday

    April 21, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    God let ur grace be sufficient for blues tomorrow.I wish mourinho and the players Good luck.

  12. Yakubu Abdul-Somed

    April 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I hope CFC win tomorrow game to stand the chance progressing to the finals

  13. Abdullahi kazeem

    April 21, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Chelsea will carry the day and smile home

  14. edinson

    April 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Am api 4 hazard return. May God help d blues

  15. Ibrahim adams

    April 21, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Blues please, don’t be too much aggressive in your approach to the game against athletico simply because we lost our hope in premiership. Athletico play with physicality but we need more experience and maximum strength to progress to lisbon may come. Up blues, i remain cfc forever.

  16. edinson

    April 21, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    For God so luv d blues he gave us coach mourinho dat wu so eva blife in eden hazard shall win many trophies. Amen

  17. Ime etang

    April 21, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Chelsea would definitely lose the match if Torres started. This is my formation. Cech Aspili Terry Cahill Cole Mikel Lampard Willian Oscar Hazard Ba.

  18. Godwin Lelar

    April 21, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    With all our strength and with all our heart we shall qualify to the final.Go Chelsea go victory will surely be ours.

  19. Ahmad Tijjani Umar

    April 21, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Up Blues there going lift the trophy by God grace mercifull we are going to win the match in the favour of God blues 4 life.

  20. k.c

    April 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    God bless blus n d fans, may God help us amen

  21. Godwin Lelar

    April 21, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Chelsea will progress to the final,we will conquer Europe again isha Ala

  22. Victor

    April 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Any time chelsea lost in elp bfor playing champions league we dont always have good result

  23. John DCO

    April 21, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Eto’o is d man I will miss him,but not much to wory about Ba will take charge nd hazard will superseed people imargination tomorow.

  24. christopher brown

    April 22, 2014 at 12:04 am

    May God almighty lead and guide chelsea through this semi-final. Goodluck as we start With Torres! Amen

  25. Salman

    April 22, 2014 at 12:18 am

    I believe we will win the match,up chelsea

  26. Linus biketi

    April 22, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Am a strong chelsea support man,so i pray that chelsea 2-0 a.madrid

  27. ladslous

    April 22, 2014 at 4:47 am

    a 2-1 in the blues favour,with 2 strikers.the venom ofandre as a false striker,then ba also infont.however its going to b wilian’s night today and andre’s

  28. atiku alex

    April 22, 2014 at 6:27 am

    With hard work, committed, well focused, discipline n patience n God behind us, chelsea wl cm 2 bk d bridge wt a win in jesus name, amen. Let’s all pray n believe. Thnx all u cfc supporters.

  29. Ariyo

    April 22, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Up blues. Come on guys we can make it to lisborn. 2nit 2-1 in favour of chelsea

  30. Sharif Hamisi

    April 22, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Hazard beat diz coutourz, n am assuring him if he playz against we wl nt loan him next season he wl have 2 play as a second fidle 2 chelsea, he haz 2 pay 4 da price, big up bluez, we wl beat our kid.

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