UCL Preview: Triple Boost for Chelsea, Bayern-PSG Re-match

UCL Preview: Triple Boost for Chelsea, Bayern-PSG Re-match Photo: TT
Christian Pulisic of Chelsea during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have received a triple boost with Ngolo Kante, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic all fit to play against FC Porto in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg.

FC Porto play host to Chelsea after knocking out Juventus, while the Blues were too good for Atletico Madrid and had been in stellar form prior to Saturday’s shock 5-2 loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Pulisic went off at half-time in that fixture with a hamstring issue, while Kante and Abraham have been out lately.

“They are fit enough to be in the squad and will be in the squad so this is good news,” Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said.

“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.”

The match will actually be played at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Sevilla, where Blues forward Olivier Giroud netting a hat-trick earlier in the UEFA Champions League.

Elsewhere, reigning European champions Bayern Munich host last season’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain.

Bayern have won seven consecutive matches while PSG lost to Lille 1-0 in Ligue 1 on the weekend.

Ben somerford
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Australian journalist who specialises on all sports, focusing on football, tennis, basketball and racing, having written for global publications including FourFourTwo, AAP, Inside Futbol and many more....

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