Chelsea team news to face FC Porto: Christian Pulisic, N'Golo Kante and Tammy Abraham fit and in squad for Champions League tie

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Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the Chelsea team news to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Chelsea travel to Spain and not Portugal to face Portugal in the first-leg on Wednesday night due to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, and Tuchel has delivered the latest fitness and injury news regarding his squad. 

The winners of the last-eight tie will face either Real Madrid or Liverpool in the semi-finals.

The quarter-final tie will take place at Sevilla's Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. 

The quarter-final tie will take place at Sevilla's Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. 

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic picked up a tweak to his hamstring at the weekend during the 5-2 defeat to West Brom, but appeared for training on Tuesday morning and will be in the squad on Wednesday. While Thiago Silva also returned to the side on Saturday, getting sent off in the process, but is available for selection on Wednesday night. 

N'Golo Kante returned to full training and is fit enough to make the bench on Wednesday night.

Speaking to the media on team news, Tuchel confirmed: "They [Kante and Pulisic] are fit enough to be in the squad and will be in the squad so this is good news.

"Christian went out right before the injury could happen. He said at half-time he felt if he continued it would be an injury coming so we had to take him off.

"Tammy is in the squad and NG [Kante] just did the last test and will be on the bench. He feels very comfortable and comfortable enough to be on the bench."

Kante in training on Tuesday morning at Cobham 

Kante in training on Tuesday morning at Cobham 

Olivier Giroud is also in the running to make the team with his track record in Seville.

Tuchel added: "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 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 game."


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