Maurizio Sarri is set to rotate his squad for tomorrow night’s Europa League first leg match-up against Slavia Prague, but he’s not tipping his hand to exactly who may or may not get a rest with the traveling squad, taking the full complement of players except those injured, ineligible, or long ostracized.
Only Ethan Ampadu, who’s been dealing with a back injury for the past month that also got him sent back home from Wales duty, has stayed behind. He’s joined by goalkeeping superhero Rob Green, Chelsea captain-in-theory Gary Cahill and the man facing criminal charges for drink driving, Danny Drinkwater. (NB. Drinkwater has only been fined by the club, reportedly).
The 21-man squad, who will be available for Sarri to choose from tomorrow night, are as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Bulka
DEFENDERS: Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Christensen, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Emerson
MIDFIELDERS: Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek
FORWARDS: Hazard, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Higuain, Giroud