Morning Chelsea fans
Chelsea face Dinamo Zagreb TONIGHT in their Champions League opener.
A 23-man Chelsea squad touched down in Croatia’s capital yesterday ahead of the Group E clash.
N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva have not travelled with the side.
Kante remains injured and Silva has been rested.
But new signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria could make their Blues debuts in the tie.
Boss Tuchel told reporters: “Aubameyang had a test with his mask yesterday and trained normally, so if it goes well today he and Denis will both be ready.
“Auba is very ambitious, he’s very focused and he’s hungry to play for us, and he is hungry to prove a point.
“If he is ready to start he cannot play 90 minutes so it is on us to take a decision how we manage the minutes.
“That he needs minutes to get his full fitness is clear so it’s on us to find the solution if he is on the bench or if he starts.”
Meanwhile, Reece James put pen-to-paper on a whopping £250k-a-week, five-year deal.
It makes him the highest paid defender in Chelsea’s history
And Owner Todd Boehly has liked a tweet about Mason Mount’s contract situation, with talks set to begin over a new deal.
The 23-year-old England international is currently tied down until 2024 at Stamford Bridge but talks are ongoing for an extension.