Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud 'in the running' to face FC Porto in Champions League

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Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Olivier Giroud is in contention to start for Chelsea against FC Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The 34-year-old has fond memories of playing at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Seville. 

Chelsea travel to Seville again for their first leg of their quarter-final tie against Porto on Wednesday and Giroud could lead the line for the Blues.


Tuchel said to the media: "He’s in the running and in the squad. He’s absolutely excited to return to Sevilla and play there so it gives him a good feeling.

"He’s been very strong for us in the Champions League and he has history in Sevilla scoring many goals in this campaign.

"I’m super happy because today [Tuesday] is the first time everybody is back in training so this is what you want. We will have some major decisions to take and I have the feeling that we’re absolutely ready for tomorrow’s [Wednesday] game."

Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and N'Golo Kante are all in the squad as well to face FC Porto.

Confirmed 23-man squad:

Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero

Toni Rudiger , Marcos Alonso , Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri

Jorginho , N’Golo Kante , Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi

Tammy Abraham , Timo Werner , Olivier Giroud 

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