Confirmed line-up Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: No Giroud

With four players unavailable for this clash, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has named his best side for the game against Atletico Madrid. Interestingly, he found no place for Olivier Giroud in the starting lineup, as Timo Werner starts upfront.

Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz will support Werner, with Mason Mount also absent. Andreas Christensen seems unavailable for this clash, as he fails to make the Matchday squad.

Chelsea starting XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, James, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso, Ziyech, Havertz, Werner.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Pulisic, Caballero, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Gilmour, Emerson Palmieri, Anjorin.

Atletico Madrid starting XI: Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Llorente, Koke, Saul, Carrasco, Joao Felix, Suarez.

Subs: Grbic, Kondogbia, Torreira, Correa, Lemar, Herrera, Felipe, Dembele, Vitolo, Hermoso, Vrsaljko, San Roman.

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