Tuchel names one Chelsea player that will start Champions League game against Atletico Madrid

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Ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has named one player that will start.

Ahead of Chelsea’s goalless draw at Leeds United on Saturday, Tuchel confirmed Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic will start against Atletico Madrid.

“I don’t like to do this but in central midfield, we will miss Jorgi and Mason [against Atletico Madrid], so we took the decision to give Kova a rest,” Tuchel told BT Sport prior to kick-off.

“We normally don’t like this but we have two suspensions in midfield so we made changes.”

Guessing Tuchel’s team selections is definitely a difficult task as the German tactician has often made surprise decisions that have caught opponents, the press, and fans off guard.

At least we know Kovacic will start on Wednesday.

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