– N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy, both of who were injury doubts have been included in Chelsea’s 25-man squad
– Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi were also included despite being overlooked by Thomas Tuchel for the better part of the season
– The Blues will be looking to win the Champions League title to crown their impressive performance under the German boss
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Thomas Tuchel has named his 25-man squad for Chelsea’s Champions League final against Man City on Saturday, May 29.
The two rival teams are set to lock horns in an all-English affair in Portugal, with both sides eyeing European glory.
The pair of N’Golo Kante and Édouard Mendy who were major doubts for the trip have been included in the travelling party following their return to training on Wednesday, May 26.
Mendy is understood to have picked a rib injury on the final day of the Premier League campaign after he collided against the post.
The Senegalese shot-stopper had to be withdrawn at half-time, with his position being taken by Kepa Arrizabalaga who saw out the rest of the match.
Mendy’s injury initially left Tuchel a worried man given he is an integral squad member in his team.
However, the keeper now looks set to start between the sticks having shown glimpses of recovery from his injury.
His deputy, Kepa, also formed part of the travelling team, with Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, and Cesar Azpilicueta among the defenders.
Mason Mount and Kante headlined the midfield squad, with Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech among the attackers who made the 25-man team.
Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi, both of who have been largely overlooked by Tuchel were also included.
Here is Chelsea’s full squad for the Champions League final:
Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Édouard Mendy, Willy Caballero
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson
Midfielders: Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour, Tino Anjorin
Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz.
Earlier, . had reported how Chelsea duo of Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham have been left out of the Gareth Southgate’s 33-man squad for the 2020 European Championship which is expected to start next month.
This latest development will come as a disappointing one for these two players considering how they snubbed the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the Three-Lions of England.
Before Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham both snubbed Nigeria, Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation visited these two players in England urging them to choose the Super Eagles.
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