Champions League: Tuchel names player to miss Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea match

Champions League: Tuchel names player to miss Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea match

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that defender, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in Bucharest.

Silva had missed Chelsea’s last four games because of a muscle thigh injury.

The 36-year-old sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.

However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday, Tuchel revealed that the Brazilian international again will be missing from his squad.

‘He [Thiago Silva] is not available,” Tuchel said.

“He is training right now. We are leaving and he is not available.”

Chelsea head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Southampton over the weekend.

The kick-off time for Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea is 9 pm.

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