Tuchel faces midfield issue as Chelsea squad revealed for Atletico Madrid clash

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Thomas Tuchel is facing a midfield problem as the Chelsea squad revealed for the second leg of the last 16 UEFA Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The Blues, who extended their unbeaten start to life under head coach Tuchel to 12 matches on Saturday, playing out a goalless stalemate with Leeds United at Elland Road, hold a one-goal advantage from the first-leg in Bucharest last month courtesy of Olivier Giroud’s second-half overhead-kick.

Tuchel’s unbeaten start to life in London is also at stake this week with former Borussia Dortmund coach boss with his two midfielders of Mason Mount and Jorginho as both pair have been ruled out of the last-16 second-leg tie against Atletico Madrid suspension.

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However, Brazilain defender Thiago Silva and Nigerian descent Tammy Abraham have not recovered full yet from various injuries.

Final preparations ahead of Atletico 💪#CHEATM #UCL pic.twitter.com/EqDdvu1siM

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 16, 2021

 The Champions League quater-final draw will take place on Friday 19 March at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

Full Chelsea squad available to face Atletico Madrid

Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga & Willy Caballero

Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso & Emerson Palmieri

Midfielders: Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Billy Gilmour, Kai Havertz & Faustino Anjorin

Strikers: Timo Werner & Olivier Giroud

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