The Blues boss gave the definitive team news update ahead of Saturday’s final against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Chelsea have a full complement of players available for Saturday’s Champions League final against Manchester City, according to coach Thomas Tuchel.
N’Golo Kante has recovered from a thigh problem that he sustained against Leicester, while Edouard Mendy has avoided serious injury after colliding with the goal post against Aston Villa on Sunday.
There have been no further setbacks for the Blues, who have brought a 25-man squad to the game in Porto.
WHAT WAS SAID?
“It is the best news ever, no wounds and I trust it stays like this until after the preparation today,” Tuchel told correspondents in front of the match.
He at that point proceeded to portray the disposition in the camp in front of the club’s first Champions League last since their solitary achievement in the rivalry in 2012.
“I WOULD SAY I HAVE FULL TRUST IN EVERYONE ONCE IT IS ABOUT HUNGER, CONSISTENTLY ON THE MOST SIGNIFICANT LEVEL IN SPORT IT BOILS DOWN TO THE TOPIC OF HOW GRAVELY DO YOU NEED IT. HOWEVER, I FELT US EXCEPTIONALLY THOUGHT, EXTREMELY CENTERED, EXTREMELY FOCUSED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS CURRENT WEEK,”
“I feel us with certified certainty, which is extremely ideal to have, and a decent inclination to show up in a last with. We had two instructional courses in London, one yesterday we did somewhat of a strategic meeting since today is live.
“SO TODAY IS THE LAST PREPARING, TO DISCOVER THE LAST SUBTLETIES, TRIUMPH WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE THE LAST INCLINATION AND ALL THE MORE CRITICALLY FOR THE PLAYERS TO GET AN INCLINATION ABOUT THE ARENA. FEEL IT, SMELL IT, AND AFTERWARD THE EVENT IS COMING NEARER. WHAT’S MORE, FROM SUPPER TODAY WE WILL HAVE A COMMENCEMENT WITH TWO GATHERINGS TOMORROW, AND THE LARGE MATCH COMING UP.”
WHAT WOULD CHELSEA DO FOR PENALTIES?
Tuchel proceeded to uncover that he has effectively chosen his punishment takers and arranged for that consequence, should the match end level after additional time.
“We generally training punishments when confronting a match where it is feasible to end along these lines,” Tuchel proceeded. “Would we be able to reproduce the pressing factor, the exhaustion, the event and how it will be tomorrow? No.
“Yet we accept we can deal with that, a specific mood and propensity during punishments. Truly, the punishment shootout was fabulous [Man Utd versus Villarreal] as far as quality from the takers, I don’t think I at any point saw something to that effect, 20 in succession without any misses
“SUCH BELIEF IS WELL TAKEN. LET’S SEE, WE HAVE THE GUYS WE HAVE IDENTIFIED WHO SHOULD TAKE THE PENALTIES FOR US BUT I DON’T KNOW IN THE END WHO WILL BE ON THE PITCH. BUT WE ARE PREPARED IF WE GO INTO PENALTIES WE GO IN THERE TOGETHER AND WE LEAVE THEM TOGETHER.”