Tuchel confirms injured Chelsea duo are available for Atletico Madrid clash

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has provided a double injury boost ahead of the club’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against Atletico Madrid.

The Blues recently drew 1-1 against Southampton on the road and that ended a run of four successive wins in the Premier League.

They are scheduled to take on Atletico in Bucharest on Tuesday night and Tuchel revealed some positive news on the injury front ahead of the game.

Kai Havertz has completely overcome his knock sustained earlier this month and he is in line to face Diego Simeone’s side alongside Christian Pulisic.

The United States international missed the recent trip to St Mary’s as a precaution for a calf problem but he is available for the midweek clash at the National Arena.

Tuchel told Cgelsea fc official website: “I’m very happy that both Kai and Christian are in the group. They trained with us earlier and had no complaints. They will travel with us and they are in the squad for tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, Thiago Silva won’t travel with the squad for the crunch European tie despite returning to training following a thigh injury.

The Brazilian is expected to continue working on his fitness at the Cobham training centre.

Tuchel added: “He is training right now, while we are leaving shortly.”